Ever had a type of call, duty, or other part of your job you just don’t like doing? Find out what makes us go “ugh..”
Monthly Archives: November 2010
For some unspecified reason, EMT’s and Paramedics are terrified of OB/GYN emergencies, particularly childbirth. They take a natural, normal process of human reproduction and increase the stress level both on themselves and the mothers and fathers (if present). I think part of the problem is lack of knowledge on the topic, and historically women do
Abandoned houses are a nuisance to the community and hazard to firefighters, find out why
So I was cleaning out the closet in my spare bedroom (at the insistence of the wife) and was brought to witness upon old memorabilia I had stored away in there. Among them where these two items: My old helmets. The one to the right is what I wore as a Fire Explorer during my
You get your pateint on the cot and get her outside fast. Your partner gets an IV and you start working on getting another set of vitals. As the oscillometric BP cuff whines to life, you squeeze out 1 inch of nitroglycerin paste onto a piece of wax paper and place it on the left
How P.F. Chang’s and magical unicorns effect you in fire/EMS, this podcast is a good one!
Self rescue techniques will save your bacon when you need to escape a dangerous situation. This is one of the tools you need to survive.
The dispatcher wakes you from a sound sleep with a traditional morning wake up call. You made it back after taking a refusal on an anxious person several hours prior, and you can already smell the coffee as you wake from your sleepy state. The shift is almost over, and home awaits after your relief.
Ever wonder what to do with those 12 lead cables? Don’t understand where the proper placement in all the drawings and diagrams? Don’t do 12 leads, but want to learn how? This is the guide on how to set it up.
I’ve been watching this story ever since I became aware of the problem in Detroit, and wow, this is tough to keep up with. If you want the short version of the story associated with this, watch this video from Fox Detroit 20+ minutes for an ambulance to show up? Incredible. Especially for the incidents