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firedoc5 last won the day on August 15 2015

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About firedoc5

  • Birthday September 20

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    Dark Side of the Moon
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    To teach those who need taught, guide those that need guidance, and to make fun of them along the way.

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    Firefighter II, Paramedic, ACLS Inst., ERT

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  1. I saw how old some of these topics that are still here. I started this this one in Feb '08 and never dreamed it would still be here. Let's get it rolling....again. "Rocky Mountain High" - John Denver
  2. Depends if it's a student or a civilian. In the classroom on the very first night I tell them if they ask a stupid question, usually void of common sense, that they would get a stupid answer. I know, 20K comedians out of work and I'm trying to be funny. But then I HIGHLY stress that there are no stupid question and go ahead and ask it. Someone else may have the same question. But I'm sure you are meaning a civilian. Um, there are so many. I might have to come back on this one.
  3. As a reminder, "Patience is a virtue." Well it's been so long since I've been active here at the "City", that's what I'm going to request for. So I'm going to submit a LOT of apologizes ahead of myself. If I'm too confusing, then just ignore me until I get reoriented. THANX.
  4. Sounds like back years ago when I was one of the "monitors". The one thing I stressed that if someone was wrong that there would be no name calling or derogatory remarks made. You corrected them. Then you had those who would call you out saying you were wrong. To make it worse they would not give their "right" answer. But I'm glad to see that you all have addressed it.
  5. See a LOT of familiar "faces". It has been a long time. I don't know if it was my own "burn out" or at the time you couldn't make a post about almost anything, regardless of subject, without being attacked from five different ways. When I started we discussed, then came the name calling, personal insults, and it became as if it was a competition. And that would be in topics I wasn't even a part of reason. I'm sorry to be blunt, but that's the reason I had stopped. I've missed a LOT of friends here. But things just got too intense. Too many narcissistic and self-righteous types.
  6. It's OVER in AL. The kidnapper is dead, little boy is "fine".

  7. Hello, my FB friends: I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. I post shots of my family that I don't want strangers to have access to!!! However, with the recent changes in FB, the "public" can now see activities in ANY wall. This happens when our friend hits "like" or "comment" ~ automatically, their friends would see our posts too. Unfortunately, we can not change this setting by ourselves because Facebook has configured it this way. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (DO NOT...

  8. Well, thought I'd come back around. The last time I left you could actually "feel" that something wasn't right and knew it was only going to get worse. When most of the posts and/or comments consisted of what I thought about another member or what they said. At the time I think I was 7th or 8th most active member. I could see where things were becoming almost like a gossip or popularity contest. And there was those who were writing things, but wasn't saying a thing and a lot of one word or sentence just so they could run their post numbers up. And I'm not even going to start into the posts that were more or less making it personal "attacks" on each other. The way it was going I could see this site disapear. But it's still here. Kuddoes (sp?) to those who kept it together. I'm very glad that I can jump in again. And I hope there are several of my friends are still active. Many of you I remember, and yes, have missed. Those that do remember me recalls how I am always willing to give advice, answer any question I can and that I'll be the first one to admit that I couldn't answer a question but more than willing to help find the right answer. I've gone on much longer than I meant to. I would love to hear from my old friends, and more than willing to make new friends. Wayland aka: firedoc5
  9. Well, I'm back, again. Sorry I keep leaving and returning. More changes, changes to changes, etc. I don't know where I had left off or when. Guess I'll have to look up last posts and such. I'm looking forward to getting back in contact with as many folks as possible, and to meet new people. No time tonight to go through things, so hopefully tomorrow I'll get something accomplished here.
  10. Hey! Don't know if you remember me as it's been probably over a year. Just wanted to say hi though and glad to see you back around! Take care!

  11. "For What It's Worth" - Buffalo Springfield
  12. Had a couple of times where I was going to do that. But I said one more try with the scope first. And I did. So I never actually didn't. When we were being taught it we had a joke that if you tried to do it and they bit down, your new nickname would be "Stubby".
  13. "Radar Love" - Golden Earring
  14. No, I'm refering to those who go from basic class, Intermediate class, to Paramedic class with TWO years. With very little field experience in between classes. If you count the years of how it use to be when I went through the whole process, it was a total of at least four years. I saw the question of what nurses learn that Paramedics do not need to know. The one's that came to my mind I thought of of patient care plans, long term observation and treatment, giving sponge baths (I know, that's something RN's rarely do, but it is part of a nurses training). There were some more that I can't think of right now.
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