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paraloco last won the day on April 13 2010

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  1. Anyone in here use the Ram Promaster type II van ambulances? I'm curious how well they hold up, how medics like them compared to other makes.
  2. My service uses Panasonic Toughbooks, all of which are getting older. We intend to replace them in the next budget year. I'm looking for input, pros/cons of staying with the Toughbook or going to another device.
  3. Allegience just moved into my town, Crossroads about 15 minutes from my town. I'm trying to find out more about them in the event I need to look for another part-time gig. Are there any current or former employees in here that can give me the lowdown on them? The area of operation is Southeast Texas.
  4. I need to know who to contact about buying Johnston's used equipment. Their 1-800 number is down. I saw several of their ambulances being towed through S.E. Texas this morning. Might have a use for some stuff if it hasnt all been disposed of already.
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    I need to confer with someone in here who knows how APS works in Texas. It's been many years since I had to call them out on a scene. I have a bad situation with my mother. I don't know who to talk to.
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    Medicmole, any place that will have me! I'd really like offshore.
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    Tomorrow I will be unemployed for the first time in 27 years. Looking for a safety/remote medical position. Wish me luck.
  8. My hearing has sucked for years, but now its worse. I took my daughter to a shooting range 28 days ago. I forgot my nice headphone-style protectors at home, so I bought some earplugs at walmart when I got ammo. we were shooting 9mm. the earplugs handled it well. when the rangemaster called ceasefire we would take out the earplugs and go check our marksmanship. after about the 3rd time, they weren't as snug. a guy arrived with a 50 caliber desert eagle 2 lanes down from us. the range was outdoor, but had overhead and back cover. when he would fire, it felt like needles were poking my eardrums. I already have tinnitus 24/7, but I this was tinnitus on crack. It eased up a little over a few days. then about a week ago my ears, particularly the left, have begun hurting. smile and nod only works some of the time, especially at work. I really don't want a disabled label.
  9. The online osha that was recommended to me recently was 132 hour. I took philosophy online, got an A. might be the way to go. no kids at home, just dogs.
  10. dunno, but I am curious to know what the findings will be. Maybe I'm jaded or burnt out, but most of those nonsense calls are milk runs. Drop them off in triage and knock out the report in nothing flat. Still do a complete assessment. I've found several undiagnosed diabetics that way.
  11. I'm eligible to retire and want to start another career in industrial/offshore/overseas health/safety. Anyone in here able to give advice and/or guidance? ie. places to go or avoid for training. Online osha classes vs. trade school setting. I know getting the really good jobs depends on who you know, but I have to start somewhere, get something to work with. I've seen online classes for 200 dollars. I can go sit in a classroom for a week, pay 1800, and walk out with a C.O.S.S. cert. what's better?
  12. Spent a few days in Fredericksburg with the Mrs. for our 25th anniversary. Loved it thoroughly. We didn't see or hear 1 Med Unit the entire time. Please let there be someone in here that works there. I want to know more. I checked out their website, but I want to hear from their medics about working conditions, pay, etc.
  13. I'll check back on this from time to time. A friend of mine does this kind of work on remote land drilling sites in Louisiana. 2 weeks on/ 2 off. The pay isn't what I would need it to be. I'm looking for a retirement gig, will need it in about a year and a half. I have friends at offshore companies who are making really good pay, working one month on, one month off. The best food. All travel paid, profit sharing. BUt I'd rather stay on solid ground.
  14. 1965 Oldsmobile F85 Cutlass 2 door, 1976 Buick LeSabre 2 door, 1978 Chysler New Yorker. 1979 F-150, 1986 Buick Somerset, 1987 Subaru GL wagon, 1977 Chevy Caprice 4 door, 1993 Dodge conversion van, 1996 Dodge Caravan, 1993 Chrysler LHS, 1998 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab, 2004 F-150, 2001 Honda Civic, 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2004 Kia Sorrento, 2003 Ford Windstar, 2005 Mercury Monterey, 1997 Chevy S-10, 2010 Hyundai Sonata, 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab SLT Oh, and a 1950 Ford F-1
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