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!
Welcome from another SoCal EMT! Enjoy the site!
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