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Bombera

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Bombera last won the day on August 27 2019

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  1. I think it would be funnier if there was more time on the clock because then they would have more time to squirm lol
  2. Sounds like an excellent ADHD song. lmao That happens to me all the time and I'm only 27. You can't put something down when you are thinking about something else....well atleast if you intend on remember where you put it.
  3. lol In the first one, I thought for sure that the nurse was going to come back with a body bag.
  4. Seriously though, why did I study so damn hard just to end up driving the world's most expensive taxi ride to the hospital. They should have just taught me to take vital signs. When will I even use the traction splint, huh????? Why DO we have a sharps container???? Remind me. Anyway, you gotta love BLS.....or not. lmao, Bombera
  5. Why is it that when someone tells you that something smells bad and hands it to you, that you smell it? If it smells bad, then why would you want to smell it too?
  6. Yes, if the acid in your stomach is strong enough to disolve a razor blade, than what is with all the corn-on-a-log????? Is corn stronger than a razor blade?
  7. A man and his wife were sitting in the living room and the man said to his wife, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out the wine.
  8. Well, one guy ignored us when he found out that we were asking for Grey Poupon and some teenagers walking on the street offered to give us some if we pulled over, but everyone else just laughed. One guy laughed for about two and a half blocks! My partner and I were laughing so hard that we were crying! It was a excellent way to lighten the day. I wouldn't recommend it though if you get a partner that is not funny. There are only a few of them in the business, probably because if you're not funny in this business, you won't be here for long, but nevertheless there are a few. Well, have fun and laugh hard. I will share any unique responses that I get. Take care, Bombera
  9. Okay, if you're reading this, you probably remember the old commercial from the 80's where one guy in a limo asks the other guy in the other limo while they are at the light for some Grey Poupon so he can put it on his sandwhich. Anyway, my partner and I decided that it would be funny to ask people for Grey Poupon in the ambulance and.......it was! It's funny because when you say, "Pardon me....", everyone gets this look like they're ready to be heros and help the ambulance people with something and so when you finish your thought and ask them for Grey Poupon, it is great because you can see it making their day and yours at the same time and plus it is really funny and you will laugh until you cry! Hopefully that was almost as funny in writing as it was in person. Take care and laugh hard, Bombera
  10. Yeah! I want a medic too and I hope that she's both smart and sexy. More important that she's smart than sexy though because brains generally last longer than sexiness.
  11. Bombera

    Smart People

    I always try to sell THEM something! One time, a local newspaper contacted me trying to sell me the newspaper. I said that I didn't need news. She said that everyone needs to know what's going on in the world and I said that I already knew what was going to happen. Then she said that there were great coupons in the paper and I said that I didn't need coupons because I didn't buy anything. She asked me if I atleast bought soap and I said no (I was a kid and my mom bought the soap). I this time, she too decided that I didn't need a newspaper! On other occasions, I would just keep saying over and over, "This is an apartment. People who live in apartments don't have any money." hahahaha Nothing like messing with the telemarketers if you have a free moment!
  12. In California, there is a helmet law not just for motorcycles, but also for minors on bicycles. It used to piss me off when I was a kid, but now that I have eaten shit a few times on my bike, I wouldn't go anywhere without one. My debate about safety is usually whether or not I should wear my jacket or not. I have gone to work in 90° weather with my jacket on for safety's sake and also because people can't drive here. I agree that your best defense when it comes to your actual safety is paying attention to the damn road and the numerous idiots around you, but being in EMS, I know as well as you do that shit happens and I would rather be ready for it. I have had a compression skull fracture and I know that it sucks to screw up your brain and it takes a long time to recover if you recover at all and I would rather atleast attempt to save my brain from further damage. I know that I will probably die if I crash at high speeds or at the very least have a pnuemothorax and bi-lat femur fx, but anyone who's ever riden knows that motorcycles are the least stable when they are going slow and a helmet has half a chance at slow speeds. I don't think that the helmet law is likely to have too many people that disobey it because it is pretty obvious if you on a motorcycle without a helmet whereas a cop can't always see if you are wearing a seatbelt or not from behind you or even from the side in some cars. Having said all that, it's cool that there are so many of us out there that ride. See you on the road. Take care, Bombera
  13. Bombera

    t.p.

    hahahahahahahaha that's a good one.
  14. OMG! We go on atleast one call a day for diff. breathing and you find an elderly patient gasping for air with retractions and all and if the patient has been particularly lucky, you will find them on O2 at 2lpm via n/c supine in bed! The other thing that you will sometimes find is a person who is clearly in hypovolemic shock due to a GI bleed or what have you and they have waited 5 hours to call EMS and then they don't even call 911, they call our damn non-emergency BLS service. What the hell is wrong with these nurses? Call to top all horrible calls...we respond to a con home for a poss. CVA. Pt was found 2 hours ago without the ability to speak or move half of her body when she is normally both active and verbal. When did they decide to call EMS? After she remained that way for 2 hours! Needless to say, we called medics and they ended up taking her. I was so pissed off that they didn't call 911 in the first place that I said something to the lady that I thought was a nurse a low and behold she wasn't and not only that, but she had been ordered not to call 911 for this pt because the pt was on hospice. The pt only had a DNR refusing compressions! The lady that I talked to was actually upset because she knew that she needed to call 911, but she would have had to risk her job for disobeying direct orders. That's one job that I would have risked. Anyway, my partner and I are in the process of writing the con home up since this pt only had a DNR prohibiting compressions. Anyway, when any of my family gets old, they are going to my country to get cared for because they will not be cared for here in a con home!
  15. Orange County sucks for EMT's because you are basically like a first responder there. You don't get to give any of the meds that we have been trained to give. We don't even have AED's on the units that I run on. It sucks. Other areas, like San Bernardino and Riverside counties let you do more, but I'm not sure just how much. I have heard rumors that San Bernardino County lets us drop combi tubes, but I don't work for them yet so I don't know. Fire is always cool just because, well, we have a lot of fires here, but it is very competitive so good luck with that. EMS pay sucks here like everywhere else. It's amazing that if you learn to throw a ball really well, that they will pay you millions to do that when it doesn't save anyone's life. It is entertaining though. If you actually have the possibility, however small that possibility might be, of saving someone's actual, physical life, they pay you crap and a lot of doctors treat you like some kind of idiot, but nevertheless, we want to make a possitive impact on people's lives and so we continue on.... Take care, Bombera
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