BillKaneEMT

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About BillKaneEMT

  • Birthday 09/12/1980

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    Northwest Indiana
  • Interests
    All things EMS, downhill skiing, mystery novels, camping, spelunking, incessant forum surfing.

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    EMT
  1. Just how do you fix this?

    Oh man. That was awful. My stomach is churning after that. Holy hell. I can't imagine what those surgeons are gonna do for this guy. I watched it through, I'll admit I turned my head and just watched from the corner of an eye at a few points though. Damn. Id say that's unfixable tbh.
  2. Not the way I remember them lol

    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
  3. Glucose, What's your highest?

    Just over 1280 a month or so ago. He was a direct admit, bypassed the ER altogether. Didn't get any follow up info on him.
  4. Increased Spam

    Thanks for the update:) We'll keep setting em up, you keep knockin em down! ;-D
  5. Hope you aren't colour blind.

    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.
  6. You might work in emergency medicine if:

    I'd say over a third of these apply to me and I haven't even been doing this that long yet. Funny stuff.
  7. Zombie apocalypse protocols.

    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?
  8. Irony. Firony?

    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
  9. Photo Contest

    Sounds like fun! Great idea, hopefully we get lots of participation
  10. Irony. Firony?

    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
  11. New Utah Student

    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.
  12. Firefighter hijinks

    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.
  13. Backboarding policy change

    I just copy pasted this and emailed it to my boss. She knows our med director so I'll leave it to her to pass it up the chain (from my comfy perch at the bottom):-D Way to go!
  14. 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.

  15. Sharp object stuck in the body

    Shoot the hostage. Wait, what was the question? ;-D