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  1. My only advice on this subject, having been through the hiring process as of late (with budget cuts and job cuts), is your first impression. Having a resume that dresses up what your qualifications are will make the difference between having it sent to the round file or the recruitment file. Salesmanship is the way in these days to any job. Example; "spent 3 months volunteer time on rural fire rescue." Change that to "provided ALS and BLS care to emergent and inter-facility patients within state and county guidelines with a rural ambulance service." My grandpa used to say, "if you can't d
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  2. "Ten Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter" Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up. Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them. Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but
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  3. MY DADDY SLEEPS NAKED "Late again!" the third-grade teacher sternly said to little Johnny. "It ain't my fault this time, Miss Russell. You can blame this 'un on my Daddy. The reason I'm three hours late is my Daddy sleeps naked!" Now, Miss Russell had taught grammar school for thirty-some-odd years. Despite her mounting fears, she asked little Johnny what he meant by that. Full of grins and mischief, and i
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  4. I am very dedicated to my work. I wear Paramedic/EMS shirts every day, even when I'm not on duty. The EMS station is my second home, and my second family. It often seems as if my life revolves around the EMS department, but it means nothing compared to my little girl. I am normally a very friendly person, but if you hurt my little girl you will make me mad. I know my little girl is growing up, even if I don't like it. She seems to like you, so I'll tolerate you dating her, but here are a few things for you to think about while you're with her: First of all, I go into hostile situations t
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  5. It's gonna happen...no different than cops who have been filmed for years....maintain professionalism at all times and those citizens recording may save your ass one day...or they may ban you from ever working again depending on whether or not your report your error.
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  6. I didn't mean that an off-duty medical personnel shouldn't render medical aid if they aren't dispatched to it and don't have their entire tool kit. I personally believe it is the ethical thing to do, when necessary, to see if you can render assistance. What I don't appreciate is the small, yet very vocal contingent of our profession that insists their is some sort of obligation for any person who ever learned CPR to stop and render aid whenever something occurs. It isn't an obligation. It's a personal choice. If any provider ever said "No, I am not going to stop for this..." for whatever reaso
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  7. Right on! Let's get this debauched party started then!!!!!!!!
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  8. EMS is an emotional job. It is littered with the realization of our limitations, weaknesses and failures. EMS is also marked by our training, fortitudes, skill and positive qualities. Each one of these situations teach us valuable lessons that most people never have the opportunity to learn, each experience can strengthen us or weaken us. Every time my patient does well and recovers I feel good, my confidence increases and I feel I made a real difference. When the illness or trauma surpasses my ability to help. I feel the pain of impotence, the fear of inadequacy and the desperation of defeat.
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  9. we are all in this together Cali ... never feel alone you can always come here and talk ...
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  10. This is a good discussion. First and foremost, there should be no pay per call in EMS; not ever, it is utter bullshit. As was mentioned before in this discussion just ask how well that is working out for B.C. paramedics. To add some context to my opinion, I will admit to working in a busy urban system in Alberta with a population of over a million (whoop-de-fucking-do), but with less than thirty murders this year. I must disagree with Stiffaliss comment that wage have stagnated and gone down for some paramedics, with the new receiving agreement, there have been modest wage increases acro
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  11. PTSD AWARENESS DAY IS A REMINDER TO LEARN, GET HELP AND HELP OTHERS Today (June 27) is officially National PTSD Awareness Day. The day was enacted by Congress last year with prodding by the VA and various veterans groups. Although it's roots come from combat veterans, I think it's a good opportunity for everyone to take a look at what it is, how it effects people, and what can be done about it. It's an important topic, particularly for those of us working in public safety, to address and understand. As a combat veteran now working in EMS, I am curious how people in the EMS community, you, a
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