I had to use one of these just the other day. It sucked. It had been a very VERY long time since I had to fetch one of these from our medic bag. ∙ (Infant bag valve mask - used to provide positive pressure ventilation, in this case during...―
I have been told by the 'higher powers' that I need to put a disclaimer on my blog. ∙ So, with that said.... here goes; ∙ "... This is my personal weblog. Opinions, thoughts, intentions and/or strategies expressed here represent my ...―
Some days, one just has to wonder... ∙ ... Like when a well dressed man has one of those damn Bluetooth things in his ear, but when he opens his mouth so I can take his temp, there are absolutely no teeth to be found, blue or otherwise....―
This afternoon, we were called for a 2 year old having a possible seizure. Nothing really out of the ordinary as far as medical calls go. ∙ As we approached the house, a man whom we assumed was Dad, threw open the front door of the ...―
Don't drive while intoxicated. ∙ If you must drive while intoxicated, don't speed. If you must speed while intoxicated, don't text message your friends. ∙ If you must speed while intoxicated while text messaging your friends, don't...―
One of the fun things about being the more experienced one on shift is that those that are not, tend to look at you like you know everything. This of course, all too often makes them the perfect target for a practical joke or two or three… ...―
You know that the day is going to be busy when your first call comes in 30 seconds after you log in for your shift. The call came in at 0601 to respond to an unresponsive person. ∙ We go rip-roaring across the countryside down several ...―
Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times. On the job, I have learned plenty, plenty of lessons not learned through training manuals or videos... of by sitting in a classroom or even through training exercises. ∙ We do...―
If you don't have a license, don't drive. If you are going to drive without a license, don't steal a truck because you don't have a vehicle. ∙ If you are going to drive a stolen truck without a license, don't drive drunk. ∙ If you ...―
We had responded to a residential home for a 87 year old woman feeling lethargic. The first thought that crossed my mind on hearing the nature of the call was, "Really? A 87 year old not feeling well, what are the odds?" ∙ As we walked into...―
Firefighters do a dangerous job, sometimes made harder when those they save seem ungrateful. But even the strangest of the strange seldom bite the hand... or the thigh... that is trying to help. ∙ ◄◄Rewind the Memories... Yet, it happened...―
We were dispatched this morning to a local high school, to assist those already on scene. Of course, we figure that there had to be something seriously going on because your average firefighter/paramedic doesn't ask for aid unless they need it ...―
HEY!! I wanted to show you guys another smoothie recipe I like to drink in the morning for ...
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