A Younger Man

In the bedroom we found a 89 year old man in bed, skin pale and cool and dry, shivering under a mound of blankets, wearing a winter jacket and a baseball cap that said 101st Airbourne.

EMS Towns

I will take a town of single story homes any day over most anything.

Moment of Truth

5,4,3,2,1…the answer isn’t always the answer.

Doughnuts

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Good bye cute little doughnut. If you didn’t taste so good, I’d keep you on my dashboard just to look at you as counter to all the badness in the world.

How EMS is Like Baseball (But With Better Food)

While I love a Fenway Frank as well as the next guy, after awhile regular ballpark food can taste pretty bland. One good thing about the city I work in is the food is varied, multiethnic and generally awesome.

September 11

It’s hard to believe this beautiful still morning could be transformed into chaos.

The Wheelchair

“Wheelchair?” he says.

Tomorrow Today

So how did my day turn out?

Tomorrow

I am excited to go to work tomorrow on the ambulance. No, there is nothing special going on tomorrow that it isn’t going on any other day. I am just looking forward to going to work. The last three days I have been at work on my clinic coordinator job, reading other responders’s run forms, reading research papers, and putting together CMEs (which included getting to hear an awesome lecture by one our cardiologists about ECG interpretation). Tomorrow is my turn to play paramedic again, and I love being a paramedic.

Storm Watch

I will admit like most in EMS to being somewhat of an action junkie, but instead of being upset that I might be missing out on the hurricane action, now that I am older and have a family to protect, I was quite glad that I could spend the day at home instead of out on the road battling the elements.

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