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Old 05-16-2011, 11:58 AM
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70% of FF are volunteers
Im 18 and Im a volunteer. i just passed my EMT exam and i start Standards june 20!!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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I know I will get blasted for this but saluting people for doing jobs they are WELL compensated for doesn't cut it in my book.
Our non commissioned military personel are making below the average national wage and are in harms way......they deserve it.
Roofers and linemen have much more dangerous jobs than EMTs and there was never a day or week honoring them.
here comes your blast , im a EMT, a firefighter, and a first responder im on two departments i dont get paid , i VOLUNTER, o and as for harms way when i go in a house i dont know whos going to be there, if they have a gun that they want to use on me , or a knife to stab me with but i dont have the privaleges of carrying a gun so if they shoot i have no way to defended myself, if i see you on the side of the road theres no way in hell ill stop and help you.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:10 PM
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here comes your blast , im a EMT, a firefighter, and a first responder im on two departments i dont get paid , i VOLUNTER, o and as for harms way when i go in a house i dont know whos going to be there, if they have a gun that they want to use on me , or a knife to stab me with but i dont have the privaleges of carrying a gun so if they shoot i have no way to defended myself, if i see you on the side of the road theres no way in hell ill stop and help you.

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Old 05-16-2011, 08:21 PM
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i know! yesterday i was driving and a cop was coming and one person didnt pull over! wtf
i cannt hear the sirens unless theyre realy close to me so sometimes NOT VERY OFTEN ill be one of those people slowing them down for a few seconds before i see them in my mirror but its only happend once and they came outta nowhere so they were not behind me for more than 5 seconds lol
found a news video out of columbus ohio that a news crew rode 2 days with medics and firefighters and explains a lot of stuff... but what the medic says at the end is how i feel about things....

http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/may/...ety-ar-490954/
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:03 AM
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FYI, I've had to tackle and physically engage combative patients in the past with no weapons or other defensive objects to help me. Retreat was not an option as the patient was on the offensive. A few months ago, one of the ambulances around here went to a car accident. They had just arrived. An occupant of the vehicle who was on PCP or some similar drug wasn't happy to see them. He ambushed one of the EMT's with a tree branch and started beating the crap out of him with it. His parter had to use their Panasonic Toughbook laptop to clobber the nutcase over the head to stop the attack.

Here's another suggestion if you think EMS is not a dangerous field. Go find the nearest interstate highway at noon or 2am. Stop your truck in the left lane, get out, and stand next to it. See how long you think it's safe before you shit your pants or run away.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:48 PM
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^^ i like the last part lol
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