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  1. By the way: Can the chat be used with IRC or another "third-party-software"?
  2. Damm it. I was nearly breaking my neck while laughing.
  3. Normally I would say: Fake BUUUUTTT its Berlusconi, one of the greatest i***** the world has ever seen. Recent quote after the italian earth quake with over 250 death and 100.000 made homeless: "People, you have to see this as an camping trip!". Said directly in the face to people who had to spend the night without an place in a tent, without having a field bed and who lost everything, including family members.
  4. Overtake us - we will cut you out later. Greetings, your FD
  5. The first list of funny quotes are known to me as "Quantas Quotes" which would make sense cause of Quantas indeed didn't have any real disasters so far.
  6. I guess most medics do:D
  7. Hi Vent.. The Point is: The examples you brought are clearly unprofessional, I agree to you. But: 1. Rumors: Do also occur when i.e. an crew meets an staff member in an gay-club, strip club, the headquarter of a sect, where he is "first aiding" before the ambulance arrives.... just for example... Did the staff member do anything unprofessional? I would say no... Unprofessional are the people that create the rumors... 2. Hygienic aspects: Not cleaning the sheets of the bunk bed is always unprofessional and uncooperatively.... No matter if you had sex or not... 3. The aspect of how fast you can get to your rig: Thats a big point... Don't know the rules overseas but for us its normal to sleep only your shirt and boxers on in your room during shift.... Dunno if its the same in the US EMS.... In case you're required to sleep in full uniform of course there might be an time advantage.... I would not blame the people for having sex while on duty... I don't care...I would blame them for being unprofessional or/and dumb enough to let other people know,etc.... Thats the true point....People are in (99% of the cases) to dumb to follow those rules.... But: In the case none knows, I'm not affect by what they do (no matter if its the unhygienic bunk bed, the longer time they need to take the call they should safe my life...) I'm simply not interested in what other people might do or not...
  8. This was a long speak although for me (maybe cause I'm swiss...we're know for being slow;) ) i can't still follow you're point of how something none else as the two "participant" knows (and I assume that.... everything else is dumb, yes) could hurt the our profession. Okay, the follow up "relation or not" trouble could hurt the working enviroment...But this happens everywhere where men and women work together.... And again: I'm not for sexual activities during a shift..I simply don't care.
  9. As I said above: I have strict rules for myself....But: I don't see the point where having sex at the station which none gets to know about it makes someone unprofessional. From my very personal point of view professionalism ends somewhere..When the rig is 100% okay, 100% clean, the way the provider takes care of his/her calls, I'm not seeing why this person is unprofessional just he/she is having some fun at the station none else will know about...
  10. No problem. The training is standardized for the hole nation;) I would say theres no focus in our training althought in Europe some kind of trauma you don't see some kind of trauma's only very ocassional. I prefer the trauma calls;)
  11. Thanks;) But I have to admit that I've been trained in Germany (Munich, Bavaria). The role of the "emergency physican" differs from every Kanton to Kanton..In some of them on every (more or less) emergency they will dispatch an M.D...In some regions they won't dispatch doctors generally. Normally in most regions they will only be on scene when there this a serious MVA, an pediatric emergency, an cardiac arrest, etc. One important point in Switzerland and Germany is that you normally don't use "algorhythms", "standing orders" or "textbooks" that much...Normally we decide what to do by our training but more on an individual approach to every situation than a textbook.
  12. If you count two fast kisses for my gf while she visited me on duty: Yes... For me I have a very strict policy against any screwing around at work;) (But I have to testify that my GF became a EMT-B because of my bad influence...But she's working for another department of the same company..) But I know that I'm very alone with that position here.... In my former company I heard and witnessed sooo many "stories"... Best one: One of the ambulances is stationed at one of the cities biggest fire department. A female collegue and her shift partner decided that their shift was pretty "boring"..So she decided do give her colleague some oral the back-footboard of the rig...well.... everyone knows whats coming call for the entire fire department.... and the two didn't even notice... As I was on the main station of the company I had the honor to answer the call of the chief of the fire department.... Well....Good one... The poor firefighter was a bit...ehm....angry....
  13. Much better than working in Germany;) (For Germans Medics Switzerland is something like the "holy land of EMS"... ) Well...I will try to compare from an US view and describe switzerland a bit.... Switzerland is organized in so called "Katone", a thing between a county and a state... Some "Kantone" are very small with approximatly 30.000 citiziens, some are as big as an regular US State. Every Kanton is very "self-governed" so the EMS looks different everywhere you look, not only because there are 4 official swiss languages;) The emergency Nr. for medical help is (in most "Kantone") 144... FF and LE have their own numbers... Normally the ambulances are Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen based. The term of "ALS" or "BLS" Unit are not common in the german speaking countries, you just differ between "Rettungswagen" (ALS Ambulances) and "Krankentransportwagen" or "Einsatzambulanzen"(Both Patient transport ambulances with more or less equipment). On every "emergency call" dispatch will send an "Rettungswagen".... Swiss health care providers normally are very well trained and so are most EMS Personel. On every "Rettungswagen" you find at least one diplomated "Rettungssanitäter", a training very similar to the Paramedic. In addition in most regions you are able to get medical backup by bringing an emergency physican or an especially trained Critical an anaesthesia care nurse to the scene. Swiss "Rettungssanitäter" are trained (an in most regions allowed) to start an I.V., an I.O., defibrillate and pace manually(as well as we normally don't do and use the AED.., give a big amount of drugs and start an narcosis.(but this will normally performed by the "backup" as described above) Will write more later, got a call
  14. Hello everyone, I've been to the forum a while ago but lost contact while moving during europe. My names Philipp, I'm a 22 year old hald german hald swiss paramedic. I'm working currently near zurich and part time in Munich.. Yeah.... Dunno what to add... Thats is..