Had an interesting semi-encounter last night.
Those of you old enough to remember the show "Emergency" will probably also remember that it was a primary reason for hundreds if not thousands of people to become EMT's and Paramedics.
The lives of Johnny Gage and his partner Roy DeSoto were...
Gotta get one, had a few jobs where I wasn't able to get my normal kit where I wanted it to be. ie, climbing some ladders, narrow stairways, etc.
So, who makes a decent backpack that allows for carrying a C sized O2 cylinder and basic trauma gear?
Any actual, practical experience to share...
when I'm not taking care of the rich and famous on movie sets I play around with HAM radio. I recently joined an ARES group, that stands for; Amateur Radio Emergency Services for those who've never heard of it.
It's a local group, based in L.A. that provides HAM operators in times of natural...
literally, I just got home from 3 days in sunny Las Vegas.
Had a good time, went to some good CE classes, met some nice people, saw some cool stuff at the trade show.
Rid, you'll be glad to know that there is a growing movement towards some of the improvements that you've been talking/writing...
I just read an ad on the Los Angeles area Craigslist for an private company ambulance DISPATCHER, no EMT experience required, starting pay is $11.00 per hour with a whopping $1.00 per call bonus.
That is higher pay than a Paramedic makes according to several sources here on this forum...
Anyone have any practical experience using these items?
I know that they come in 3 different sizes, I'm looking at getting one for on-set storage/use in place of my soft shoulder bag. Mostly for mild trauma/first aid and diagnostic equipment.
Any comments or criticisms welcomed.
Don't know how many folks here ever need to buy their own gear but if you do, there's a vendor on Ebay that I'd avoid if I were you.
Goes by the name of Balkowitsch, based in North Dakota.
I enquired about buying one of his products, got a very rude, condescending reply to please take my...
New member here. Live and work in Los Angeles, CA.
I'm an EMT-B or EMT-1 as we're called by the LA county DHS anyway. I'm also a Respiratory Therapy student and will be working as a Teaching Asst. at a local community college next term.
Been reading these forums for a...