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BillKaneEMT last won the day on August 1 2012

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About BillKaneEMT

  • Birthday 09/12/1980

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    All things EMS, downhill skiing, mystery novels, camping, spelunking, incessant forum surfing.

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  1. Excellent. Gonna pass these on. Some I vaguely recall seeing before but: Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair. Said Simple Simon to the pie man, 'What have you got there?' Said the pie man unto Simon, 'Pies, you dumb ass' !! and There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad........ She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports car. Are new to me and instant classics. In large part due to the accuracy of them! ;-D
  2. Thanks for the update:) We'll keep setting em up, you keep knockin em down! ;-D
  3. I can read the top word but that's it. When I try to focus in on the rest it just gives me a blinding headache:/ Hate those tests.
  4. I'd say over a third of these apply to me and I haven't even been doing this that long yet. Funny stuff.
  5. Or, you could embalm every body with napalm. Then when they rise from the dead the slightest spark will make them burst into flames, toasting them and any zombie bystanders. Plus, it's a great way to use that pesky surplus napalm instead of making truckers and railwaymen cart it all across the country. Win win. Win?
  6. Hehehe." If I'm elected president there will be a chicken in every pot and a chucklemeter in every living room! A NEON chucklemeter!" "But sir, we don't have the technology or the budget space to" "Silence! I am the great and powerful Oz and I ...wait what?" You can picture this tone though, right? Goes off then the dispatcher says: "Structure fire, partially involved at the Firehouse!" *2 firefighters look at each other* "Do you smell smoke?" "Nah, you?" "Nope!" "Alrighty, back to Call of Duty 4 then!" *Play for 30 seconds til a wrestling match breaks out over someone "looking at my part of the screen you cheatin bastard" * Aside from the fire at the firehouse tone that previous scene was played out word for word (after some editing for content) at a firehouse in which I was doing my ridealongs last year. The coffee table got smashed and one guy ended up with a minor scalp abrasion. It was the most blood I saw that day:P
  7. Sounds like fun! Great idea, hopefully we get lots of participation
  8. Buddy sent me this. I rated it at 6.3 on the morning chucklemeter. Yes, I own a chucklemeter. I bask in your jealousy. /bask
  9. Welcome to the City:) This is a great place to learn from a great group of folks. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask, you'll nearly always get a quick answer. I've been to Utah many times, never lived there though. I've covered most of the country at one time or another and Utah is probably in the top 3 in terms of friendliest people. I was taking emt classes more recently than most of the people here so let me just throw a couple things your way. 1: ALWAYS do the reading. Read and study and read some more. this ties in with number two which is... 2: NEVER skip a class. Here's the thing. EMT basic classes are so condensed that missing one class generally means missing 2 or 3 chapters worth of material. You don't want to miss a minute of it. You need to get the reading done and the class time. The state testing, both practical and written were cake compared to our instructor's requirements. With any luck you'll have a teacher that really cares about how his or her students turn out. The bottom line in the class is that you get out of it exactly what you put in. If you decide this is the field for you and you put in the time and effort to be the best you can be then you should do fine. We started with 35 and after the first test we had 24. After midterm we had 13 but it would have been easy enough to guess that after a few weeks. If you put in the effort it shows. If you don't, likewise. Good luck and take care.
  10. I was somewhat critical of our firefighting brethren a little bit ago so, to show it was all in good fun and not personal and whatnot, I thought I'd share an amusing little pic. Enjoy! And watch them wires boys.
  11. We had an amazing MCI drill today set up by DHS. I have plans tonight but I'll post about it later. +10 to DHS for setting this up, never done one of these and I was amazed at the time and thought they put into this. Crazy day.

  12. Hello and welcome! Regarding number one; it's not just a South Carolina thing. Each program requires a deifferent amount of class time/ridealong time/clinical time. The class I took in Indiana last year was minimum 182 class hours, 10 hospital, 10 in an FD medic rig. Most of us ended up doing at least 30 in the ER and on the rig though. In total the class came to just under 6 months I will say that your class is pricier than mine was but that can vary a lot so I dunno if that's really irregular. From what I've heard, some companies around here run their own schools which are cheaper, significantly shorter and don't offer anywhere near the scenario and skills time of a longer class. Apparently the largest company in our area runs a school that teaches their basics to start IVs and push narcan into head injury patients. That was mean, sorry. Anyway, the classes run by responsible organizations tend to be in the 140-200 hour range. You can be taught to pass the basic test in probably half that if they use rote memorization but you won't really have time for class discussions or many scenarios. Given your classes length I would assume an hour or two of scenarios every night. Fun fun fun!! Good luck and take care:) Regarding 2 and 3 I cede the floor to folks who can answer them better than I as I won't be starting medic class til this fall.
  13. A medic student did these, presumably just for fun. Amusing:)
  14. Sitting at base, waitin on a call. ALS day shift on a Thursday is sloooow. Inventoried the rig, swept the garage, changed a burned out floodlight bulb on the rig. Nothing for it now but to read through the older posts in this forum!

  15. The reason I laughed at this is simply because it's true to life. I've had multiple calls over the last couple weeks for minor injuries. I don't begrudge people that, if they feel the need to call an ambulance I'll be happy to pick them up and take them to a hospital. What's funny is when someone with a shallow extremity laceration (which was mostly controlled by pressure before we even arrived) has us take him to the ER and expects to bypass all the other patients because he shelled out for a rig. Sorry friend, doesn't work that way. Not around our hospitals anyway. The caption may seem a little cold but it's a fairly accurate assessment of our ER's policy.