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    Starting small, but striving to make the best damn tools for EMS providers possible.

    We Ain't Nothing Till You Need Us!


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  1. This explains a great deal, Thank you Bryan. I am very sorry to hear this news. His thoughtful posts and, tenacious comments will be missed. My sincerest condolences to his family. Joshua
  2. Well stated, more importantly a LICENSE would send an unspoken message of professionalism (to both the industry as well as the public). I know (before some pounce on this statement) that there are may "professions" that are licensed, but that is just a method for control and finance, whereas a Professional EMERGENCY MEDICAL license has educational implications that in some cases can cross state lines. This is critical in the establishment of a national standard. In my opinion a license is a very necessary first step. `WANTYNU
  3. Our USAR gear is actually pretty good, but it’s this awful custard yellow and as you may know a few in this profession have physiques that trend to the lipid enriched side, so once dressed out they start looking liked plump ripe bananas with helmets… -w
  4. Richard, I know we're up to Avg 3000 ALS & BLS calls per day (most days the MDT has job #'s in the 3500's by 23:30, time I sign off). Whatever the number it always feels like we're short a bus or two. FDNY has added some units but some hospitals have shut down as well, so your total might not be far off. AMR and Transcare (Metro is gone) runs 911, private and Intrafacility, I think Senior Care and another few do only private and step down. Most of the voluntary hospital EMS (volunteered by the hospital to assist the City with 911 responses ("FDNY 911 Participating Ambulance" i.e. P
  5. Come on, We all know the REAL reason they stay away from “True to life” costume / casting is our USAR gear makes us look fat… -w
  6. Working on the new and better, gotta be a solution

  7. Working on the new and better, gotta be a solution

  8. Working on the new and better, gotta be a solution

  9. At the same time you need to start thinking outside the box, yes other professions have been depicted in an unkind or unfair light as well, there is no doubt about that, however when they have protested it just may not have caught your eye. Not all computer technicians wear short sleeved shirts, clip on ties, ill fitting black pants with white socks (some wear logo’d polo shirts…) and even lawyers have complained about their inaccurate caricatures, not all bankers are crooks (last one probably hard to prove). The point being, yes TV is just TV, but this show has obviously touched a sensi
  10. No it's not just a TV show, it's a view to the public about a profession not well reported nor understood. Perception is EVERYTHING -w
  11. Folks I think we're all missing the message here, it's not about drinking on the job, or in the rig, or having sex in a place that is sometimes dirtier than a public restroom, it's at last WE ARE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!!!! YES, we can live normal lives, we can take the rig out of service, have a drink, unwind and laugh with our coworkers on a bluff overlooking a beautiful sunset that is all our own, because at the end of the day people no longer get sick or have accidents. Working 9 to 5 it's a way to make a living… I can't believe I was soooo blind! This is GREAT!!!! Opps, is my sar
  12. What she said. And Dust took the words right out of my mouth (again), the public has no perception of who or what we are and what we do (nor the crap we wade through to do it). To some of the public we're "Ambulance Drivers" (or a hospital taxi) to others were traveling doctors because we wear a stethoscope. And to most (in the city anyway) we're a traffic nuisance that drive too fast (or to slow) and belch diesel. What is real life? Real life is the two EMT's that called in the MCI that made national news (the fire where the civilian called by the media a hero, because he carried
  13. Why do you think this? Look I do understand the idea of "Acting", but there was a time when actors studied their subjects, and made an effort to portray them accurately, and the writers tried to make a believable story line. I've seen Medic's treat EMT's that way (and they got a reputation for such) but fellow medics, they'd have nitro paste in their boots before their next shift… (btw CPR shows up on a monitor… the wave form does not stay flat until there's a heart beat….) A friend of mine defends this by saying they need action so they combine a year's worth of jobs into a d
  14. Can't load the picture, but with a bunch of other experienced folks recognizing it as 60 cycle, it most likely is. But there is another reason I've seen. Was the monitor left out in the sun or in a hot bus? Remember it's a thermal printer, if it got hot, it could print thicker lines. Just another R/O -w
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