I drive ambulances. Every morning we are supposed to check all the fluids. Other then the oil I have no clue what I'm looking at. We are supposed to know how to change tires and put snow chains on among several other things that I know absolutely no clue about. It's going to come back and bite me in the ass one of these days
>>53493118 >mfw you'll be my fucking ambulance driver after I eat too many Big Macs >mfw realizing I'm going to die stuck in a frozen creek or some shit because your retarded ass was too lazy to look all that shit up
your ambulance comes with a jack and a spare, i hope put the jack head thingy underneath the hardpoint thingy and pump it until it lifts the tire off the ground, remove the nuts using the car jack handle from the hub and take the flat out, put the spare on and then the nuts and twist the pump handle to lower the jack
>>53493118 How was that not covered in your training courses? Actually, I've always wondered how ambulances in the US work. Are you a public servant paid by the government, or do you work for a private hospital funded by an insurance company? How does healthcare factor in to your responses to situations? Or do you help everyone if you get a 911 call?
>>53493464 Not him, but from what I've seen ambulances usually are owned privately by hospitals. However they're obligated to take someone to the nearest possible hospital. They're also obligated to take someone regardless of their insurance situation. Of course people without insurance are going to get a 300+ bill for a 10 minute drive so it's not like they get off scott-free
EMS services in big cities and populated areas are mostly contracted out to private companies. The county/cities set standards for responses times, coverage, ect then takes the lowest bid. Kind of fucked up if you ask me. The company I work for is pretty small and I'm only working here while I'm in school for my paramedic. It's non-union too so they pay us shit and no one likes working there so that's how you end up with employees who don't know how to change tires because the training officers can't be bothered to teach new hires how to do anything.
>>53493638 Couple old people have died from stroke/ heart attacks while I was driving. No major car accidents or excessive gore. About a month ago though had an 8 month pregnant women OD, coded about 5 mins before we got to the hospital, ER doc pronounced her dead and got to see an emergency C-section performed which was pretty cool.
>>53492645 You gotta be a huge imbecile to pump your own gas. What if you spill gas over your car, or over your clothes? What if something happens and you don't know what to do? Also, why would you do someone's job without receiving anything?
>>53494345 >What if you spill gas over your car, or over your clothes? You'd have to be pretty fucking retarded to do that. In fact I'm pretty sure a literal retard could pump their own gas without any problem.
Right now I'm an EMT not a paramedic. I only had about 3 months of school for it. I'm basically just an assistant to a paramedic. I spike IV bags, prep meds, and drive. It's great field experience though. There was a kid I went to school with who spent some time in Australia and I remember him telling me that paramedics there have to go through tons more schooling than in the US, he also said they have a way larger scope of practice though which is cool. I start my program next year and I'll have an associate degree. We have some programs here though that will certify you as a paramedic in as little as 8 months, they are hard as fuck though and expensive.
>>53494642 Interesting, seems like you get much more on the job experience right from the start which is probably quite useful in the long run. Much of the paramedic training here is theory which is supposed to prepare you for pretty much anything and effectively means you can help anyone in the short term regardless of their health issue
>>53494652 I'll go back to using petroleum if you want but I don't want to trigger the Amerifriends
>>53494769 So you're saying we should hire people to fry eggs, pour water, and wash spoons for us? As long as you keep your cigarettes away from the gas station and don't leave the pump on after you leave it's just another thing you have to do as an adult, fucking hell
>>53494769 >Doing something that could be done by someone else without the risk of fucking up. Other people fuck up too you dingus. There would be zero difference in risk if it was me or somebody else pumping my gas.
>>53492906 The only reason Oregon does it is because they give the gas pumping jobs to newly released prisoners. Its the stupidest welfare I've ever heard of. If you're going to give them a job give them one that's fucking worthwhile.
You heard right. Just got my one year raise to $14.17. This company had a 3 month trail period at minimum wage when I first started, which was fucking stupid. Nothing says incentive like making less then restaurant employees.
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