The Official EMTLIFE Introduction Thread

Tx1Nguyen

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Howdy Y'all!, I'm TX1Nguyen, I'm from Dallas, TX. Currently an EMT-B Student. Looking at completing my program this August. I hope to learn a lot during the course of my studies and clinicals. As well as learn more from this forum!
 

CALEMT

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Forced OT on my two days off... putting me on for 10 straight... out of my battalion... on an ambulance. I should be home packing for my move. I love my job, but sometimes I hate it too.
 

Rancid

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Hello all. I am an EMR in Arkansas. I will possibly be starting EMT class in the spring semester.

Being an EMR, I don't do much. Treat life threats, assess, take vitals, and wait for the cavalry. My scope of practice is pretty limited. I also volunteer for a non-profit where I have more of a "school nurse" role.

I am here to learn.
 

2TreeZ

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Hi, My name is Shaya. I'm a 17-year-old, basic student in Illinois. I'm unsure about where I plan to go once I finish my class (and graduate high school.) I happened upon this forum because of the comedy threads that pop up from time to time. For some reason, I had a hell of a time trying to verify my account and I actually wound up opening an Outlook account since the verification emails weren't getting to my Gmail. Either way, I'm here now and I look forward to being part of this community.
 

graciedee

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Hi, my name is Grace. I took an EMT-B course in college and was certified but didn't get to work anywhere. After two years it lapsed and I thought about taking a refresher course for a couple of years. I have just moved to Atlanta and have decided to take the refresher and try to work as an EMT. I will take any advice given to me, it has been a while since I've studied this stuff. Plus, my instructor said I was horrible at writing patient reports and I definitely will take advice on that!!
 

Monday

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Hello, I'm Monday.

Military backgr, Civ medic for 5 years, most of my work is S&R different corners of the globe.

Living in Europe so to local settings my registration gave hell of a time. Glad that got sorted.

You lot seem as a fair bunch so pleased to meet everyone. :) And I promise I read the rules so will keep my usual swearing like a sailor out.
 

CALEMT

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And I promise I read the rules so will keep my usual swearing like a sailor out.

****ing doesn't ****ing matter because of the ****ing piece of **** ****ing filter.
 

ffemt8978

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****ing doesn't ****ing matter because of the ****ing piece of **** ****ing filter.
They had to put that in because otherwise I'd be swearing like the sailor I was.
 

Seirende

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Hello, I'm Monday.

Military backgr, Civ medic for 5 years, most of my work is S&R different corners of the globe.

Living in Europe so to local settings my registration gave hell of a time. Glad that got sorted.

You lot seem as a fair bunch so pleased to meet everyone. :) And I promise I read the rules so will keep my usual swearing like a sailor out.

Just curious, what's your first language?
 

SpookyDoDo

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Hey hey hey,

I'm Spooky Dodo, aka Daniel. Current EMT, in school for AEMT and Paramedic at the same time. What the **** was I thinking? Also work with CISM in my area and huge supporter of the Code Green Campaign.

Quick stats: married; two kids - boy and girl; been a basic since 2014, started out on fire, just wasn't a good fit for me with all the volly kids so I switched to EMS.

Spooky is a childhood nickname, and Dodo is my name according to my daughter. Anything else, feel free to ask! Look forward to meeting some new folks.
 

csmjr91090

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Hello all, glad to be here.

I've been an EMT for 2 years now. I work on the industrial side, so low-speed stuff for me mostly. The plan is to go fire (like everyone else with a pulse in SoCal) and eventually paramedic school. Looking forward to learning and contributing here.
 

Fezman92

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I'm a somewhat new EMT in NJ (had my cert since last April) and just got a 911 job.
 

WyoRecast

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I've been looking for an online community to join for the last few days, and this seems to be the most active and relevant one I've found. I am not currently certified as an EMT. I worked as an EMT-B in Oregon for American Medical Response for almost 8 years. I worked in just about every capacity a basic could work in, short of the critical care position (but I still filled that role on occasion), including the awesome Reach & Treat Team in Clackamas County, Oregon. 5 of those 8 years were on a 911 ambulance, which is a medic/EMT ALS service in that particular county. I've also worked as a cardiopulmonary tech for a large, level-one trauma hospital in Portland. I've also taken (and passed) ACLS, since it was offered at the hospital as a paid training, but it's always been a worthless certification.

I'm intending to return to that career field, but in a different state. I'm signed up to begin an EMT program in January, and I intend to apply for the medic program that starts in August. I think I did enough time as a basic that I know what the medic career will look like, but I'm in a different state this time (Wyoming), so I may be a bit lost for awhile. Currently, I'm a middle school science teacher, which may seem like a decent career to some (and it is), but I don't think it's a lifetime fit for me. EMS is the only thing I could ever really get into. My background in the sciences will probably serve me well going back into EMS, since that's all something I accomplished after I left my job as an EMT.

Anybody here from Wyoming? I'm curious to know the inside scoop about particular medic programs near me, but the school websites generally lack the students' perspectives.

Best to all of you!
 

WyoRecast

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Hi, my name is Grace. I took an EMT-B course in college and was certified but didn't get to work anywhere. After two years it lapsed and I thought about taking a refresher course for a couple of years. I have just moved to Atlanta and have decided to take the refresher and try to work as an EMT. I will take any advice given to me, it has been a while since I've studied this stuff. Plus, my instructor said I was horrible at writing patient reports and I definitely will take advice on that!!
I wouldn't ever worry about writing PCRs, since it's something your employer should help you with when you get hired on somewhere. Good luck!
 

Trauma Cop

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Hello, my name is Joel. Here's a little bit about me: 9/11 happened while I was in high school so I joined the Marines when I was 17. I did two tours in the sandbox during the early part of the war and then got out to pursue a career as a police officer.. Spent 13 years as a police officer where I held many roles such as K9 handler, basic Tac med instructor, field training officer, taser instructor, firearms instructor, and a slew of other certifications. Got burnt out with the job and decided to pursue a career as a paramedic. Just finished EMT and will be starting advanced EMT next semester.
 

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