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An ambulance is NOT a bus...


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#11 Dustdevil

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:46 PM

I know I'm old but when I call for assistance I say bus. I guess thats what I always called them since i became a medic. To me its second nature and in my area it pretty common.

I hope this is a joke? :?

Dude, you're 23. Have you been a medic long enough to have even re-certified yet? If your "second nature" is beyond change after a grand total of four years in the profession, you're destined to a career of mediocrity.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:55 PM

I grew up with my dad calling his ambulance a rig so that's what I called it. I just started volunteering at my local rescue squad, and they call it a truck so that's what I'm learning to say.

But I can see the point. It doesn't sound as professional.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:19 PM

I grew up with my dad calling his ambulance a rig so that's what I called it. I just started volunteering at my local rescue squad, and they call it a truck so that's what I'm learning to say.

But I can see the point. It doesn't sound as professional.


So you have a great opportunity to at least help your volly service sound more professional. All it takes is one person to get the ball rolling.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

That's a good point. One person here, and another there, and things could change.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:00 PM

That's a good point. One person here, and another there, and things could change.


An example of how one person can cause change. Years ago bought a house in an older kind of run down area. I cleaned mine up. Then the people on each side cleaned theirs up. Before a year we had a very desirable area with much better resale value.

Same can happen at our EMS station. Kindly apply a little pressure but more importantly set the right example.
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