You know you are an EMT/Paramedic when...

Spyro2500

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When you start planning to get fuel when the gauge hits three quarters (regardless of whether you are at work or not)
 

NomadicMedic

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When you're in a restaurant where the fryolator alarm sounds like a pager and you freak out for a moment.
 

LiveForTheTones

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when your family won't watch TV with you because you say everything that is wrong with shows
Did this watching a show. It involved an MCI -- train crash -- and during triage, the medics had time to sit over a pt and talk about their feelings of drama in their personal life.
I was sitting there like, "That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
 

NomadicMedic

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When you try to punch the ER door code into your home garage door keypad.

(And every ER is something simple like 911*)
 

StCEMT

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When you sit down on your throne to handle some business and tones go off right as you get situated.
 

DesertMedic66

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When you try to punch the ER door code into your home garage door keypad.

(And every ER is something simple like 911*)
Only 1 of our ERs is like that. The rest are more numbers. I hate our burn center's keypad. It's electric with digital numbers that change location everytime you turn they keypad on
 

johnrsemt

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When you are in the Out pt unit at a local hospital for testing; and the fire alarm goes off, and they announce over the PA, and by yelling that everyone in the unit needs to evacuate.
I just kept sitting there, reading; everyone left, came back after FD cleared the unit, I was still in the corner reading: I had looked and sniffed didn't see or smell anything, and ignored it.
The manager almost sh**ed herself when they walked back in and saw me sitting there.
I got in next.

Hospital that I did clinicals in was county hospital, and the only time we evacuated was if we had flames that we couldn't handle with extinguishers (OR during intubations, had a fire, another medic student and I put it out). Fire alarms who cared
 

VentMonkey

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When you're at work on a unit, and you're worried your 5 year old will get your take home radio, clip the mic, and belt out "daaaddy??..."
 

Handsome Robb

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Yes, or the blasted reaching for the gear shift in your car like it's the ambulance:eek:
Or the transmission lock switch. Or resetting the mileage all the time.


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VentMonkey

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Lol, touché. I do love my Tacoma:cool:
 

Jim37F

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My 05 Dakota gear shift lever is in roughly the same spot as our 2012 E450 chassis Mod o_O

I do however back my pickup in everywhere I can, but I actually blame the Army for that haha :D

Though I never set the parking brake 100% of the time on my truck like i do now until I started driving an ambulance :p
 

Chef

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When your medic wakes up on the opposite side of the city and notices that you have made 7 post moves in 2 hours and he cant remember any of them!
 

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