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Dooger last won the day on May 5 2012

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  1. I'm with djdudley on this. When I was younger and more cavalier in my "hero" mentality, and before I had a family, we routinely entered scenes that we should have staged for, and for all kinds of reasons/rationale. While some here have said they may risk their own lif,e they hesitate risking their partner or other responders. I suppose that is a basic rule of thumb to go by if you're single or don't have family who would miss you if you made a bad decision. I have a wife, three kids and an extended family who would feel the loss for a cavalier approach gone wrong. OD, assault, domestic... I didn't put them in their bad situation, I'm certainly not going to risk my life to give them another chance. I'll stay out until I have the properly trained & equipped personnel there to provide that added measure of safety for everyone. Could someone die because i decided to be safe? Of course. As long as its not me or my colleagues. Remember, we dont have to make their emergency or bad decision our emergency or bad decision too. Stage & wait. I want to go home to hug my kids at the end of a shift.
  2. Hey Mobey... Longevity in this industry is almost an oxymoron. I had a couple minor meltdowns before I learned what you did. I wish that I could have learned those lessons a lot earlier and also wish I could engrain it in the rookies before the crash & burn. Thanks for sharing your personal story, I think it will make a difference in someone's life & career. And hang in there, you're not alone.
  3. This is hilarious... you all want to lynch a man based on a magazine article, not in inquiry or an investigation... but a dang magazine article!
  4. We know nothing about the seizure patient... beyond the fact it was a seizure patient. Was s/he postictal? Was s/he stable? If s/he was stable is there immediate concern of recurrent seizures? Was s/he still seizing? What was being done to stabilize him/her? Was anything necessary to stabilize him/her? Was transport strictly for observation/investigation or for intervention? There is no way of conveying how the scene presented to the crew that stopped... it seems apparent that it appeared serious enough to warrant investigation based on the seriousness (or lack thereof) of their seizure patient. If that is the case I'd have to assume they made the right choice (and subsequent decisions) based on the information they had. Like I said before, I wasn't there to know what they knew or see what they saw so I cannot judge whether it was right or wrong. I need to assume they would use sound judgement based on all the information they have available... until it is proven otherwise; to draw conclusions or pass judgement without all their information is unfair speculation.
  5. There are too few details included in the "report" to judge what is right & wrong. I wasn't there, I can't say what I would have done, each case is unique and must be judged based on ALL the FACTS. It is foolish (unless you are a whacker) to try and draw any conclusions/judgements based on what is presented.
  6. I wonder if my vet could fit me in for shoulder surgery. :?
  7. It looks like there's a fundamental difference between Canadians & Americans & their tolerance/loyalties in this particular set of circumstances.
  8. Sorry... going to have to call foul on that one. Our city, and others before and after, believed the same misconception prior to enforcing a public smoking ban. What actually happened was the opposite. Although there was a brief decline in revenue (and I mean brief), business after the ban actually increased... without exception.
  9. My favorites too! I had one a few months back... 19y/o her first term-pregnancy, labor pain 20 min apart etc, screaming in the rig because of the "pain". I casually asked her if she thought this was bad how was she was going to cope when the contractions started. Her eyes blasted wide open and she said "you mean it's going to get worse?" She dummied up in a hurry. I giggled.
  10. I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to bash Dust... most of what he says is truth, we just don't always like to hear it, or hear it put so blunt. Why beat around the bush when you can mow it down in a hail of gunfire! :wink:
  11. So you think Americans are special... Canadians are even more "special": Canadians... stand in "line-ups" at the movie, not lines. Canadians... are not offended by the term, "Homo Milk". Canadians... understand the sentence, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my POUTINE" ! Canadians... eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars. Canadians... drink pop, not soda. Canadians... had a Prime Minister who wasn't fluent in either of the official languages (English & French). Canadians... know what it means to be 'on pogey'. Canadians... know that a mickey and 2-4's mean "Party at thecamp, eh?!" Canadians... can drink legally while still a teen in some provinces. Canadians... don't know or care about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap place to travel with very good cigars. Canadians... when there is a social problem, we turn to their government to fix it, instead of telling them to stay out of it. Canadians... are not sure if the leader of their nation has EVER had sex and don't WANT to know if he has! Canadians... get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs. Canadians... know Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway. Canadians... drive on a highway, not a freeway. Canadians... know what a Robertson screwdriver is. Canadians... have Canadian Tire money in their kitchen drawers. Canadians... know that Mounties "don't always look like that." Canadians... dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly." Canadians... know that the Friendly Giant isn't a vegetable product line. Canadians... know that Casey and Finnegan are not a Celtic musical group. Canadians... drive with their headlights on during the day (since 1989, all new cars have been fitted with "daytime running lights"). Canadians... participated in "Participaction." Canadians... have an Inuit carving by their bedside with the rationale, "What's good enough protection for the Prime Minister is good enough for me." Canadians... wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin yet. Canadians... like any international assasin/terrorist/spy in the world, possess a Canadian Passport. Canadians... know the French equivalents of "free", "prize", and "no sugar added", thanks to our extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging. Canadians... are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada. Canadians... make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day. Canadians... can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous. Canadians... were mad at the CBC when "The Beachcombers" were taken off the air. Canadians... know who "Relic" is/was. Canadians... know what a touque is, own one and often wear it. Canadians... have heard of ... and have some cherished momento of Bob and Doug McKenzie. Canadians... know Toronto is NOT a province. Canadians... never miss "Coach's Corner" during Hockey Night in Canada. Canadians... recognize that back bacon and Kraft Dinner are food groups. Canadians... have a cord and plug sticking out of the grill of their car ... it's a block heater for those sub-zero (in Celsius) days. Canadians... cook on a BBQ (Bar-B-Que) not a grill Canadians... only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup. Canadians... design their Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. Canadians... mosquitoes have landing lights. Canadians... have more kilometres on their snow blower than their car. Canadians... have favourite recipes for moose meat. Canadian Tire Store on any Saturday is busier than most toy stores at Christmas. Canadians... take their kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard. Canadians... like driving better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with frozen snow and slush. Canadians... think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons. Canadians... owe more money on their snowmobile than their car. Canadians... newspapers covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey. Canadians... the kitchens double as a meat processing plant. Canadians... most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun. Canadian... snowblowers get stuck on the roof. Canadians... think the start of deer season is a national holiday. Canadians... head South to go to your cottage. Canadians... frequently clean grease off their barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck. Canadians... know which leaves make good toilet paper now that there are no more dollar bills. Canadians... find -40C a little chilly. Canadians... attend a formal event in their best clothes, their finest jewellery and their Sorels. Canadians... can play road hockey on skates. Canadians... know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, almost Winter and Construction. Canadians... pronounce the last letter of the alphabet "zed" instead of "zee." Canadians... end most sentences with "eh." [align=center:699f1c7a21] So there... EH! [/align:699f1c7a21]
  12. I'd be careful buying that Cherokee Spenac, the ignition only worked once... and it still needed a lighter to fire it up; besides that i hear Sinjed & Bashia stole the SUV... so it's still hot.
  13. Dooger

    New Names?

    Dorkey Cootie-Brain doesn't sound as intimidating as I had hoped. I think I need therapy... about 24oz worth.
  14. 5% -One 3" decal on the back window.
  15. Isn't that pretty much what an interatrial block is? BTW: You better slow down on your education... you get many more letters after your name & you'll have to get your own alphabet!
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