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About WestMetroMedic

  • Birthday 04/22/1985

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    Critical Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Apathetic Firefighter and Recovering Dispatcher

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  1. If you ever get to the big city, say hi to the brown shirt Hennepin county medics... We are a pretty nice bunch...
  2. The last group of people we hired had bachelors degrees in international business, media arts, and two other random things. None of then had a science degree. What i think a degree says about you is not specifically your education base but more so that you jumped through the hoops of getting a bachelors degree and spent enough time to finish it, which is an accomplishment as far as i am concerned. I'm going back to school this fall 8 years after finishing my associates degree to finish my bachelors and i although i have no intention of leaving this field, I'm getting a degree in marketing, just cause you never know when your spine is gonna explode. I think the basketweaving bachelors degree should hold just as much weight as a biology degree. Either way, you have more education than 90% of your EMS peers.
  3. My service uses a top of the line cad system, all Motorola APX radios on a digital system and we still carry alpha numeric pagers. They work and their coverage is generally impeccable... Assuming you are speaking about alpha pagers. If your coverage sucks on then, there may be a booster system you could purchase through your communications dealer ata price that isn't outrageous. There also is software that you can run through your computer and a radio card and you can pull data directly off of the pager control channel, but I don't know how discriminating it always is. If it is a voice pager system, perhaps an old mobile radio could be outfitted in your station. Someone with a little radio know how could do it for around $100, maybe $150 if you want audio plumbed into every room. Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
  4. The upper penninsula of michigan is the UP, and it is filled with 'yoopers. They are an odd bunch.
  5. Well, I ran out of stupid phone games to play at work so I now migrate to lurker status here. I am a full time paramedic with Hennepin EMS in Minneapolis since 2008 and have never worked somewhere that I more implicitly love and and proud to work at. I spent 3 years working for Mayo Clinic's ambulance service and although I don't regret my time there, I am very glad to not be there anymore for my own mental health. I'm also a pretty apathetic volunteer firefighter in the suburb I live in. I spent most of February of this year in the DFW area taking my CCEMTP at Careflite and have nothing but wonderful things to say about that program and the educators they employ. my general goal is to take a reserved approach to EMS and make sure that we all know that we aren't the most important people in the world but still have a vital role and really try to have as much fun as possible while at work but when my 40 hours is up, work is over. Blah, blah, blah. Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2