>>608211745 Literally my last call >My suburban job uses QRS vehicles to get a paramedic on scene as quickly as possible and follows up with a MICU ambulance >Dispatched for 60 YO F unconscious/unresponsive >Thinking were about to running a code in the middle of a friendlys (Restaurant inside of a mall) >Arrive on scene to QRS being on scene for 3 mins prior >We note QRS hasen't called out CPR in progress so we take a deep breath and calm down
>>608212828 >arrive on scene with gear, tell EMT partner to grab stretcher and addition equipment because security met us at the door and informed us the patient was conscious >Walk up to scene, random woman who introduces herself as a ICU nurse starts rattling off a entire diagnosis, I completely ignore her and walk up to the patient and other medic. >Walk up to QRS paramedic keeling overtop of the patient >I haven't seen the patient yet at this point >The QRS medic whips her head around and goes "No big deal syncopal episode caused by menstrual cramps" >The look on my face must have been awful
>>608213401 I can't imagine many people would ever have a reason not to be happy to see a paramedic, to be honest. Here in Australia we've been having issues with paramedics getting assaulted by patients that are high as a kite, to the point that some states have new regulations about police and paramedic coordination. Ever have any similar incidents?
>>608214288 Define happy? I take away pain. I bring a sense of calm and relief. People might not be happy with whats happening to themselves or their loved ones, but they're sure as fuck glad i'm there.
In my suburban job I have police assistance on almost every single call I run. It's a huge help, my city job is a little different. If i ever need them though, or if shit gets really fucked up quickly I have a emergency button on my radio that sends them directly to my location/scene.
>>608217543 This job is extremely unrewarding. All three are really. We get paid shit and we really don't see results from the effort we put it. Firefighting is the only one where I can really say you instatiouolsy see positive results from your actions.
From what you've said, I can see you in the fire service or maybe as a park ranger.
>>608217796 Not him, but I'm considering a couple of first responder type jobs since I hate the idea of working for no reason beyond making a guy above me richer. I can live with a job not being intrinsically rewarding if I know that I'm doing good.
>>608218436 The largest issue with it is that the general public really dosen't understand what you do. Its pretty much exclusively personally rewarding. My ex for the first 3 weeks that we were dating didn't realize I do anything more than pick people up and drive them to the hospital.
>>608217796 I, as a volunteer firefighter, must disagree. If you (>>608217543) want to see results you should be builder not a firefighter. First of all: most of the calls are more or less "janitor jobs" (oil spil, open doors, trees fell on a road,...). Second: everything touched by fire is lost, you can't undo this, you just prevent it to get worse. And if you rescue someone you get hardly any feedback on how he/she is doing, if it got better, who the person were and so on.
But there is the 1%, rare occasions, were it matters, were you get an altruistic award: that undescribable feel after you did something great.
>>608220763 I was not him but I know exactly who you are talking about! After his second to last thread I contacted him and we occasionally talk. I've only done two of these threads and they both used the above (or a version of the above) vest.
>>608220925 Thanks for replying and clarifying this. So, are you looking to greentext some more stories? I'm here, chilling, eating some tortilla chips and cheese, after making some nachos, but the salsa I ate with them was fucking hot, so I'm not eating some chips and cheese without being heated up to try to get rid of the burning in my mouth.
Btw, if it might matter, I'm from/in Arizona. :)
> Pic related: The logo of my Arizona Wildcats who fucking lost just short of the Final Four yet again!
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