The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

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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!
Welcome from another SoCal EMT! Enjoy the site!


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Weeooh

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Hey all!
I'm taking a basic/advanced combo emt class beginning in August. This is my return to school after almost 20 years. I'll be 37 in August. Kinda excited and nervous, too. I've been saved by paramedics a couple times due to having been a reckless teen, and have a huge respect for the occupation.
I'm excited to learn more about what to expect while I wait to begin my training!
 

ViolynEMT

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Hey all!
I'm taking a basic/advanced combo emt class beginning in August. This is my return to school after almost 20 years. I'll be 37 in August. Kinda excited and nervous, too. I've been saved by paramedics a couple times due to having been a reckless teen, and have a huge respect for the occupation.
I'm excited to learn more about what to expect while I wait to begin my training!
Welcome.
 

CGMedic16

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Hey everyone,
Name is Cassie, I'm new here. Ive been in the Coast Guard for 18 years, I'm a Chief Corpsman currently serving at the Training Center in the Bay Area CA.
I was recently hired by AMR Contra Costa County.....as a part time Paramedic.
Thanks for having me, and I look forward to meeting new folks in the EMS world!
 

Pelle831

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Hello,
My name is Kevin, I am 27. I just received my emt license and have my orientation this Thursday. I am very excited to be following in my dads footsteps and getting started in the career I’ve pursued most of my life I already have my bachelors degree in healthcare administration and hope to become a great emt and paramedic for a while until I feel I’m ready to move to PA school. Happy to be here. Hope to learn a lot from you guys.
 

ViolynEMT

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Hello,
My name is Kevin, I am 27. I just received my emt license and have my orientation this Thursday. I am very excited to be following in my dads footsteps and getting started in the career I’ve pursued most of my life I already have my bachelors degree in healthcare administration and hope to become a great emt and paramedic for a while until I feel I’m ready to move to PA school. Happy to be here. Hope to learn a lot from you guys.

Welcome!
 

TaxiSTAT

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Hey guys, I'm Justin. I'm 27 and just became an EMT-B. I will hopefully be getting my state license (Oklahoma) next week and then I can start applying. I was raised by a paramedic (mom) and an emt (dad) and though it took me a while to figure it out I share in their passion.
 

Seirende

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Hey guys, I'm Justin. I'm 27 and just became an EMT-B. I will hopefully be getting my state license (Oklahoma) next week and then I can start applying. I was raised by a paramedic (mom) and an emt (dad) and though it took me a while to figure it out I share in their passion.
Welcome to the site, Justin! :)
 

Salty Fox

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Hey guys. My name is Cole, I'm 23 and living in the People's Republic of Connecticut. I'm finishing up m EMT class in short order and taking the psychomotor exam this upcoming Wednesday. After that I have a few more patient contact hours to fulfill, but God willing I'll be looking forward to entering the field in a couple of months.
 

LeAnn M

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Hello,
My name is LeAnn, I am 21 years old and I live in Colorado. I have my first EMT-B class tonight! I am so excited (and admittedly a little nervous). I have always wanted to do something in the medical field, but recently decided that EMT would be a good fit.
Thank you all for all of the advice that you post on this site!
 

Medic27

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Hello,
My name is LeAnn, I am 21 years old and I live in Colorado. I have my first EMT-B class tonight! I am so excited (and admittedly a little nervous). I have always wanted to do something in the medical field, but recently decided that EMT would be a good fit.
Thank you all for all of the advice that you post on this site!
I'm an EMT unaffiliated with an agency in Idaho, if you need help with anything feel free to message me. Welcome to the forum.
 

Medic27

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Hello,
My name is Kevin, I am 27. I just received my emt license and have my orientation this Thursday. I am very excited to be following in my dads footsteps and getting started in the career I’ve pursued most of my life I already have my bachelors degree in healthcare administration and hope to become a great emt and paramedic for a while until I feel I’m ready to move to PA school. Happy to be here. Hope to learn a lot from you guys.
Welcome to the forum Kevin!
 

nyislesfan42

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Hey all, I'm Pete, currently an EMT in Houston working for the evil empire while I figure out what I want to do. I just got my NREMT AEMT and am waiting on my state cert. I am planning on going to paramedic school either here in Houston, Austin, or transferring to Vegas. Here to do some research to figure out what my best course of action will be. I think ultimately I would like to do flight medic or move on to nursing.
 

Spyder

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Hi, I'm Jason. Just completed a ride along with a local company. I am looking to enroll myself in an EMT-B program, and volunteer with the ambulance company.
 

Doomedtheory

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Hello my name is Justin and I am an EMT in Pennsylvania. Wasn't quite sure where to post this and since it says, "not quite not wasn't quite sure where to post? Try here first!" I am posting here

My state allows EMTs to be 17 so at 17 I became an EMT. I am currently in an advanced EMT class now that I am 18 and older and hope to pursue paramedic class when I'm finished. Specifically I am working on the pediatric IO skill station and perfecting my Iv Technique

I'm new forums and EMTlife. So sorry if I mess up at first but I just wanted to say, "hi."
 
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