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About VDCavey

  • Birthday 05/10/1974

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    EMS Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium
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    Motorbikes, mountainbiking, snowboarding, women :p, firefighting and EMS

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    EMT (instructor)

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  1. Does any one have a mailadres of the service or the presbytarian ambulance service?
  2. Hotels are already booked, both Best Western, NY one in Queens and the other in the center of DC. Just cant get that ride a long organised..isn't there any one who can help me out?
  3. Never saw one, i trust on my good old hands and the Lucas or Autopulse
  4. OK, seen we almost never have actual tornado's in Europe it is propably a wrong term used... estimates and date measured put the wind speeds around 140 mph
  5. Starting with two 60hr sfifts and ending the week with a 14 hour command shift at a music festival....busy week they call that

  6. German steel may be great but they still get assembled in China I now have the standard shears but just a bit larger, the rivet a bit stronger and around 7 usd a piece. The large shears are good for wall mounting in the ambulance but are hardly used with us, maybe 5/6 times a year, usually in the same week: when the good weater starts and bikers start crashing
  7. As far as I can see the theme is that God does not like country and rock music? When the opera collapses next week we can be sure he hates music
  8. Here in Belgium a storm caused 2 tents and several trees to collapse on the 60.000 men audience at Pukkelpop last thursday, killing 5 and leaving 3 on life support, 11 on IC care and 140 hospitalized for fractures, lacerations etc. The storm just snapped 10 inch trees and trew them in the audience... I was on duty that day but a lot of my colleagues were working on the festival while others were attending, they acted great and with the help of many policemen, firemen, medics and docters from the audience there was a large medical post in a nearby spots hall, all help was fast and ran super except for the shortage on medication at one point in time...fireman/emt from my department called it "war medicine" This was a short burst of thunder storm up to tornado speeds which is as good never seen here in Europe... A big thumbs up for all of my colleagues and other responders... The sound you hear is the wind, this happened around 18.00, sunset is around 19.30 these days but it was pitch black...
  9. We had a news crew riding along for a night covering an article on violence towards EMS personel...of course nobody even sweared with the camera in their face so one night became 4 dull nights, then they started editing everything which resulted in the footage of a man raising his voice towards his family while treating his injured kid, a swearing drunk and a crying girl with a hypoglycaemia looking like we were working in Baghdad on a bad day....Only positive point was the reporter who was pretty hot
  10. I was wondering if there was a possibility to have a ride a long with Washington EMS while being on holiday there from september 12 till 15th. Profile: EMT (instructor) and volunteer fire fighter together with my wife: 911 dispatcher and volunteer EMT. Any help on this?
  11. I was already pretty much in the understanding that I would not get into a few blocks of the memorial ceremony, with the world fire and police games ending a few days before 9/11 there will be a load of fire/police/ems personnel from al over the world in NYC. The Antwerp fire department has a few participants and the police department send out its basketball team (lock your daughters) I get more satisfaction of walking by on my own and think it over then with a high level veremony where most of the attendents never saw a fire or threated a wounded in their life...
  12. Busy, busy.... gonna go after it today or tomorrow...anyone has a contact mail adres or phone nr for a Washington ride a long?
  13. Thanks for the info, I thought FDNY did not do any ride alongs any more, but when this is possible that would be great... Is there maybe an email adres for this service, seen the time difference this would be much easier then calling.
  14. Hey everybody, Just booked my tickets for my holiday in september, leaving september 5 from Brussels to NYC and returning september 15th from Washington DC to Amsterdam... Who are we? I am an EMT in the Belgian 911 system and a volunteer fire fighter, my wife works for the Antwerp Fire department as a 911 dispatcher and is a volunteer EMT. Except for the traditional tourist stuff we had some questions maybe you guys can help us with. - Any recomondations on affordable hotels in both NYC and DC? - What is the best way to travel from NYC to DC without seeing only an airport? (Greyhound, Amtrak?) - Any tips for visiting both in NYC and DC? - We choose the date for being there during the 10th aniversary of 9/11, however we can not really find any thing we were wondering if there were any public memorial services we could attend? - Any chance to visit anything emergency services related? All tips and info are appreciated... Regards, Tim and Kristin..
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