The Rules of EMS

Skin signs tell all. Truly sick people don’t complain. Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round, and any variation on this is a bad thing. The more equipment you see on a EMTs belt, the newer they are. If you drop the baby, pick it up. When dealing with...

A Paramedic's Wish

Three medics are walking on a beach, taking a break from an ambulance convention on a tropical island. They happen upon an antique bottle and in examining it, they all-too-predictably release the genie trapped inside. He offers them the obligatory three wishes and...

EMT Definitions of Firefighter Terms

Alcohol Foams: What happens when you shake a bottle of alcohol Backdraft: A movie about Firefighters Becket Bend: The turn onto Becket Road Donut Roll: A new Dunkin Donut treat Closet Hook: What you hang your jacket on Flashover: To many lights on the fire truck (it...

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Paramedic

10. You can pretend you’re smarter than EMT’s 9. You can park anywhere 8. Nobody questions you when you’re in restricted areas 7. You get to poke needles into people 6. There’s no shortage of brain cell deficient humans (job security) 5. You...