The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

Allie Tee

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Hi everyone,

I'm Allie, I'm currently an EMR. halfway through my EMT school. I'm a volunteer with RockMed, and I'm in the process of starting to volunteer with my county's search and rescue team. Eventually I'd like to go Medic and then maybe fire.
 

DexterP

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Hey my name is Alex Im 21 an I live in atl ga. Currently I'm preparing to take my Teas exam so i can get into Grady ems academy in the fall. I've been watching this thread and i finally decided to join and become a emt myself
 

EMT9396

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My name is Morgan I am 20 years old, I live Los Angeles California. I just recently took my EMT course at Fire Future in Montclair. It was a great course. I finished the class with a 98%. I hope to get hired with Los Angeles fire department one day and be on one of their nurses ambulances. I'm far from that but that would be the ideal situation. I currently attend Mt. Sac in Walnut and I'm in their fire program. I hopefully will be in the 65th academy starting in August while I work part time. I just took the NREMT-B today and I'm dying waiting for my results. I finished in about 35-40 minutes and got 71 questions, so I'm hoping that is a good sign. Once I find out I will update this post. Hope everyone has a great day!
 

NysEms2117

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Welcome everybody! @DexterP, I'm an EMT and just looked around on the forum, tbh I've learned more from some of the folks on here then i did in EMT class. use the search bar in the top right corner to find specific topics. example: you want to find info on how some people do RMA's, you can search refusal in the top corner.
 

NYEMT97

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Greetings Everyone,

New member from New York. I am 19 years old and I'm just finishing EMT-B school I currently volunteer, but I plan on entering the paid service, I'm also considering becoming a paramedic after gaining some experience on the BLS level. I look forward to using these forums to learn as much as I can.
I look forward to meeting everyone!
 

TRAUMAGIRL48

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Hello all. I am EMTB certified in 2014 as a volunteer. Chose to leave that dept. and am looking to advance and work with maybe FDNY or other volunteer co. NY. Thanks.
 

EMTDriver

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Hello all. My name is Trent, I am from Prescott, AZ. I realize there is a member from Prescott so I look forward to meeting them... I am currently enrolled in the EMS course at my local college. I look forward to learning and meeting you all.

Trent
 

ViolynEMT

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Hi Trent. I'm in Tempe and go up to Prescott a lot. Especially in the summer. ;) Would love to meet up! Welcome to the group!
 

CLCustom1911

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Good Morning. My name is Cameron and I am a full time police officer at a municipal agency in Southern California (8 years now). Prior to becoming a cop, I was a Navy Corpsman assigned to Marines at Camp Pendleton for 5 years where I made my best attempts to built sand castles in the assorted deserts of the world without getting shot, and only needing to stitch up a few of my Marines when they play football with a rock..... love them Marines when they get bored in Iraq!

I'm a Nationally Registered AEMT with additional certs in ACLS, PHTLS, TECC for Law enforcement, and I'm getting re-certified in TCCC next week.

I also starting Medic school next month! I'm a glutton for not having any spare time for anything LOL.

I look forward to sharing knowledge and gaining knowledge from others.

Be safe out there everyone.


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CLCustom1911

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I thought Marines ate crayons?
Hmmmm I'm gonna guess you're a LEO somewhere in LACo?
Yessir! I am in fact LEO in one of the 88 cities in LACo. It's been interesting over the last 8 years.

And Re: Marines eating crayons.....

Army eats crayons....Marines require a higher ASVAB score than the Army. Therefore, Marines are smart enough to play football with a rock... rock hits head.... scalp becomes lacerated....

Marine: "Hey, Doc, my head got cut by a rock"

Doc (me): "How did a rock cut your head? You fall or some s***??"

Marine: "we were playing football without a football and...."

Doc: "Stop... just stop. Have a seat... this is gonna hurt a bit" [whips out sterile water, betadine, lidocaine 2% with Epi, syringes and skin stapler...]


Good times


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linda simeone

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First, welcome to EMTLife!

Reply to this thread with a brief introduction so that we can learn a little about you. We hope you stick around for a while and contribute to our community.

Thanks!
My name is Linda, nickname: Traumamama, I am an event/motion picture medic or "set medic", lately more of an event medic, a lot of SO CAL filming went to other states. I am trying to get into Local IATSE 80, the official set medic/Grip union. I started out 18 years ago, got my certification late in life (age 46). LOVE being an EMT. I began my EMS career for a Mom/Pop co: MED EVENT, worked the Hollywood Bowl, Sports Arena, Colliseum, smaller movie sets, game shows, etc. gained invaluable experience and marvelous "war stories", I prefer trauma cases over medical cases, but, naturally can handle both. I am kind, considerate, compassionate, try to make my patients both comfortable and make them laugh (if viable), I think out of the box, have a lot of duct tape and always have a Plan B. As an older EMT now, I do not like rock concerts or music venues as much, mainly because 99% of the patients get toasted on alcohol, drugs, have seizures in their seats, barf all over themselves and other patrons and US, become combative, ornery and difficult to deal with. Plus, sometimes their friends and relatives defend their behavior and become equally obnoxious and get in the way of their care. I've worked TOUGH MUDDER and SPARTAN events, they are a lot of fun, usually in the main FIRST AID tent, by the finish line, so we get super busy with leg injuries, cramps, barbed wire lacerations, burns, twisted ankles. The Paramedic division is next to ours and if a patient is more in need of ALS, we get them over to the ALS tent for possible transport. I WANTED to be an R.N. in my youth, couldn't crack the math and science area, so....being an EMT is satisfying for me, love to roll around on the ground with my patients, putting on bandages, splints, taking reports. (I write great reports). I've won a few in-house awards and received a lot of great thank you notes from patients who appreciated what I did for them. My favorite shows: "Trauma: Life in the E.R.," EMERGENCY/24/7", most of the other pre-hospital shows on TLC. I love wearing the STARS OF LIFE, I love being an EMT and am very happy to have found this great web page: EMTLIFE.
 

DocRip

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Hi! My name is Eddie, I'm an EMT in SoCal. I've wanted to be in EMS since I was just a little guy. My dad had a grand mal seizure in front of me when I was 4 years old, thankfully we lived across the street from a fire station. We quickly became friends with the firefighters and medics on that crew, still talk to them every now and then.
I graduated my EMT academy back in October 2016 but couldn't take the NREMT right away. It took seven months before I could finally take it. I walked in with a handful of others on the testing site, and was the first to leave after twenty minutes. Everyone stared me down as I left the exam room. As I was being escorted out one of the employees said to me, "Baby you're either really smart, or really dumb!" Thankfully I was really smart, passed the NREMT after seven months on my first attempt. I've never felt so proud of myself.
I was a Medical Assistant for a year, so adjusting to the EMS life was really hard.
I was nicknamed "Rip" in school for being the only student who didn't rip their pants trying to lift the gurney, not sure how that makes sense!
Looking forward to spending time here and getting to know you all!
 

ViolynEMT

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Good Morning. My name is Cameron and I am a full time police officer at a municipal agency in Southern California (8 years now). Prior to becoming a cop, I was a Navy Corpsman assigned to Marines at Camp Pendleton for 5 years where I made my best attempts to built sand castles in the assorted deserts of the world without getting shot, and only needing to stitch up a few of my Marines when they play football with a rock..... love them Marines when they get bored in Iraq!

I'm a Nationally Registered AEMT with additional certs in ACLS, PHTLS, TECC for Law enforcement, and I'm getting re-certified in TCCC next week.

I also starting Medic school next month! I'm a glutton for not having any spare time for anything LOL.

I look forward to sharing knowledge and gaining knowledge from others.

Be safe out there everyone.


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Welcome!
 

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