I'm mostly on Facebook, on the aforementioned Dinosaurs of EMS, as well as Veterans of EMS, several FB sites specific to the FDNY EMS and it's predecessor, the NYC HHC EMS, plus several FB sites in no way related to EMS, like CB, GMRS/FRS, and Uniden Scanner radios.
Other than that, I'm primary family caregiver for my almost 95 year old mother (birthday 2 weeks away as of this posing), running the household as her Power of Attorney/Medical Proxy/youngest adult age child, keeping the aides in line.
I'm suffering from arthritic knees due to OTJ injuries, over a 40+ year career, now 8 years retired, (not by my choice) quasi active with the New York York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (District 4 Metro NYC region), volunteering with a local elected official, and keeping company with my girlfriend of 30 years (Not living together, but she lives 2 blocks away) whom I met at my Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
I'll occasionally pop in offering my "sage advice" (Really, Richard? Lol) to others, here.
I am new here and I have respect for EMT people and their issues, both from the patients and medical professionals. IMO, EMTs are de facto nurses and doctors. Since I am ill with genetic form of Degenerative SpinoCerebellar (Ataxia), Epilepsy and BiPolar with Mania. Because of these issues and the primacy of medical intervention , I think it would be cool to discuss these matters, no only from medical people but patients also. Excuse my poor grammar and I am a brat. Daughter of a doctor.