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  2. scubanurse

    Suggested watches?

    I wear an apple watch in the ER and a g-shock when I'm in the field. I have worn the apple watch a few times in the field but it wasn't the best option. In the ER I love my apple watch because i have a stop watch easily accessible and I am not distracted by my phone in patient rooms. In the field I just want something durable that can withstand me smashing it against concrete and I can dunk in bleach when I get blood on it.
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  4. Just Plain Ruff

    Suggested watches?

    i Can see why you wear that watch you old relic.
  5. Just Plain Ruff

    Old folks Still here?

    Funny thing you mentioned EMS Dinosaurs = theres an ems website out there called Dinosaurs of Ems, they sell stickers and other items celebrating those of us who have been in EMS for over 25 years. It's a neat site. I k now the owner of the site. I have several of their items that they sell.
  6. Medic One

    Old folks Still here?

    Medic One is still here...member since 2005...I’m one of those EMS Dinosaurs
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  8. ambodriver

    Paramedic vs. Firefighter/Paramedic

    If you are going to be making 15 dollars an hour do not do it. Stay away from those jobs. Seek to move or find paramedic jobs that pay more. I work for Chicago Fire as a single role medic and I made aprox 125k last year. You have to find the job and make the opportunity. Do not work for the private ambulance companies where you fraud medicare and make some asshole rich. Just stay away. I cannot stress enough to not do this job for 15 dollars an hour. If people stood up and refused those stupid low wages maybe these private companies would be forced to up the pay, but too many people fall in line and joyfully take the high school wage and do not seek to promote themselves. If you cannot find or get the paramedic jobs that pay a decent wage then I suggest moving on to something else with more opportunity and pay. Just my 2 cents.
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  10. zmedic

    Old folks Still here?

    Hi, figured I'd pop back in and say howdy. Hope y'all are doing well, it's been a few years. I'm now an emergency doc and EMS medical director, but between residency and fellowship haven't been on. Hope to check in more in the future.
  11. Chief1C

    Old folks Still here?

    Timmmahhh!
  12. AussieTimmy

    Old folks Still here?

    Hi All, Some of you may remember me as ‘Timmy’, the annoying and overly enthusiastic 16 year old cadet from Australia. It’s definitely been a number of years since I’ve been on here but I’ve gown up, done a few university degrees and working in the real world now – thanks to the support of some people on here, back in the day. I recognise a few names from all those years ago, hopefully I can get in touch with a few of you.
  13. futuremedicc

    New to the world of EMS

    I'm a high school student in NC, and working on an associates degree before I graduate high school. I have been interested in EMS since the beginning of my freshman year. I'm working with the explorers program at a station near me and was able to do a ride with paramedics. This is definitely the career I would like. Anyone have any advice for a student wanting to go into EMS?
  14. MedicNorth

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    This is tragic news. My sympathy to everyone who had the privilege to know him and call him friend. He will be missed.
  15. Lone Star

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Address cards and letters to: Jennifer Johnson 931 W 1st Street San Pedro, Ca 90731
  16. EMT City Administrator

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    This is very sad news. I always enjoyed his posts. My deepest sympathy to his friends and family.
  17. Lone Star

    Suggested watches?

    This is what I wear..... https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1504627/relic-garrett-stainless-steel-watch-zr15709-men.jsp?skuid=94388795&ci_mcc=ci&utm_campaign=CASELINE WATCHES&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=bing&CID=shopping20&utm_campaignid=73065137&utm_adgroupid=2721884604&gclid=CJHUieKluN4CFYZbgQodlwwPNA&gclsrc=ds
  18. Lone Star

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    https://www.facebook.com/events/263537221014964/ I am still working on a mailing address LS
  19. Just Plain Ruff

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    So Tyler and I met about 5 years ago at the hotel restaurant that he was staying at in the D.C. Area. I was living in Baltimore and he was travelling in for a National red cross training gig. So we meet up for a marathon chat session. He walks over and I'm thinking Man what a presence. He tells me "I hope I can fit in there" meaning the booth. I said "if I can so can you brother" and he did fit. We had a great laugh at our girth's expense.(I do know that 3 years ago he sent me a picture of him in a train car in a booth where he was fitting with room to spare and he said "remember the booth at the hotel?") We had drinks, a great steak, laughs at the cities most reverent members expense(Dust, Ace, Dwayne, Mike, Eydawn, some others I cannot remember), he told me that he was going to marry that lovely woman in his life, I talked to him about my SUCK's donkey balls job where he told me to quit if I didn't like it and stop bitching(I quit 6 weeks later) and everything in between. He told me something that I remember well, he said that Life only happens once, it happens to the best of us and you just have to grab it and hope that it treats you kindly. Tyler was always available to me, I could call him and he would answer, he called me a couple of times with personal and job related issues and we always had each others backs. Tyler, you will be missed - you were a true friend, if I was able I'd be at your funeral but trust me when I say, I'll be there in spirit to ride that supply logistics train one last time with you to heaven because heaven doesn't get resupplied by just any silly amateur, they need a pro and they picked you my friend. Stay the course, we got it down here, your job is done on Earth, it's only beginning upstairs. Ruff
  20. Just Plain Ruff

    Suggested watches?

    oh yeah I want to add one thing though, do NOT get a smart watch if you think that it's going to be super cool and be able to bring up all this cool data the same way that a smart phone is goign to be able to. You will be a fool that is parted with your money very quickly. The display of a smart watch is no more than 1 inch or so, you will have no way of directly typing on the watch so you won't be able to do a web search or any type of texting except in some extreme circumstances and it just will NOT NOT NOT be like a smart phone experience. it just WILL NOT People I know who have bought the smart watches because they think they will be like a smart phone are the ones who take the watches back. Dont be one of those people.
  21. scubanurse

    Assaulted on the job?

    Suffered a brutal assault while an ER nurse, left me with PTSD that I am still struggling with.
  22. scubanurse

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    That's just awful, what a huge loss. Please pass along an address we can send cards to.
  23. nypamedic43

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Thank you for letting us know Brett. What a loss to his community. Sending love and light to his family.
  24. Medic One

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Such sad news to hear this...I was just chatting with him a few weeks ago ... he will be missed by all. RIP
  25. Lone Star

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    I believe he was 28, and the wedding was to be next year. I'll check with Jennifer (his fiancé) to see if I can get an address to send cards and such to. She is trying to put together a memorial for him. When I know more, I'll pass it on....
  26. Aussieaid

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Thank you for letting us know. I’m so sad to hear this. He was a kind and funny guy. He would have turned 30 next month, I think. So young and tragic timing. 😢
  27. sportygirl

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Ty will be missed and I send my love to his family.
  28. DwayneEMTP

    Tyler Hastings Passing

    Yeah…What a loss... I heard he was 30ish? Also that he was due to be married next month. Sending love to his girl, and all of those that loved him from the Womacks in AZ, USA. This just breaks my heart. I miss you all! Dwayne
  29. itku2er

    Blast Medics

    Omg looks like the stuff shirt found a sense of humor while I been away!!!!
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