So yesterday I figured that I'm sick of the way I have been living for years. I ordered the Power 90 workout program from beach body after seeing what a lot of people's results were from using that and P90X. I need to get healthier and in better shape. So in a few days I'll be starting one of my major changes towards a healthier lifestyle. I can't continue to be a statistic and be overweight. Hopefully in 3 months I'll be able to tell your guys some great news. I just have to really push myself.
So after many months and a new job I'm back. I've been away for a while for several personal reasons and stuck not being able to post anything. So I've started a new job with new influences to learn from. I have to say this new EMS job I have is great it's with the hospital network I already worked for and the location has so many people I can draw knowledge from. I have worked here for about 4 months and love it. However it has strained my participation in the fire department which I have to fix. So for now I will leave you with the fact I'm back and back to posting. Have a nice day.
So what did you do when your teat came up? Did you panic, did you relax? So what were you expecting? Did you go to a study session? How did you do on the test as well as you thought, better? Leave a comment and let everyone know.
So I have a little tome before work. I need to get back into the grove of making posts. So I thought I would start with a bit of personal choices. What kind of stethoscope do you use? Do you prefer one brand over another? What else is in your pockets while your at it? Anything you use you think that is worth having in your pockets? Is there anything you think people carry that you think isn't needed? Post it in the comments!
Sorry it took so long to post as I have just started a new job so I was getting ready for that. That said this is also being written with very little sleep. So as probably all of you are aware by now Rescue Monkey and myself are now going to be the admins of The Handover blog carnival. Mark(@ukmedic999), Joel(@rescue_monkey), and myself(@sh0rtc1rcu1t) got on skype and figured out what we were going to do with saving The Handover. Several people have asked me why I have decided to help save The Handover, well firstly I believe it is a great tool for all in EMS to learn from. There is no greater tool than professionals gathering together and contributing their knowledge and experience so that others can learn from them. That's why I started this my personal blog in the first place what better than a blog where many feed it. So after Mark posted that he needed someone to take over as admin I messaged him to see if anyone had shown interest in doing so. We then both got on skype and started talking about what administering it would entail and he had mentioned Joel over his blog Rescue Monkey was also interested in being and admin and said it would we should see if he wanted to do it along with me. So if any of you have any questions or suggestions you can message Joel or myself on twitter, firstname.lastname@example.org, or our blogs. So with that im going to go to sleep now good night everyone and i hope i do well by you all with this. Or instead i have to run this call lol. Check out Marks post about this on his site here.
So when I go and think about what made me choose the path I'm on right now a lot of things come to mind. Firstly why I joined the Fire Service. I grew up in the service, my father has been a Firefighter for near 20 years now. I remember late at night hearing the pager going off and my dad running out the door, not really knowing what was going on or truly what my dad was risking to keep us safe and everyone around me. I remember trips down to the fire station and seeing the engines and all the guys and this tight knit family. When I got older my focus drifted from the department to other things such as school, and trying to succeed in life. My parents telling me get high grades so you can get into college. After many years now I have graduated high school, and am one of the working class. Then one of my friends says he has just joined the sister station to my fathers. The Fire Department has come back to me, as my friend says that I should join up (knowing of my dad and the fact he is in the department as well). Well I sat back for a few weeks thinking it over and thinking about what a Firefighter does. It was then that I realized all the passion I have had for the department never died, or went away. Some people believe in destiny and I'm not sure about it, what I am sure of is that I found my calling. One year later I was a certified firefighter and had a new respect for my father and what he put up with over the past 15 years in order to keep my mom, brother, sister, and me safe.
Another 2 years go by, among which I toss the idea of joining a squad and becoming a certified EMT. There were several reasons I thought about becoming an EMT. Originally I thought it would be an excellent skill to have and use as a career firefighter, which is one of my goals in life. Then I found something, while searching the internet for facts and info on becoming an EMT I found this blog http://happymedic.com. I began reading the stories, and learning about these ideas of EMS 2.0 and the Chronicles of EMS (from what I heard from people I know some crazy idea of a Geordie coming from across the ocean, to learn from a Firefighter/Paramedic about his system, and vice-versa (while recording the interactions and making a TV show from the experience). Reading Marks blog http://999medic.com and seeing the experiences that he has as well as being directed to other EMS related sites such as http://ambulancedriverfiles.com/, http://www.msparamedic.com, http://jeramedic.com/, and there are many others that I subscribe to but seeing as I'm writing this while at my friends house with no internet I don't have the links to them at the moment (no one think I forgot about you). From these blogs I realized another passion and that is to become a Firefighter/Paramedic. So I joined a volunteer squad and will work my way up from there. So now I am soon going to be going to school for my EMT-B and then spending time perfecting my BLS skills. Once I feel I am ready I will then work on becoming a paramedic.
Yes I know this is a long post and I may have been rambling but I think I owe a thank you to all of you (as well as my dad) already in the field making changes so that I can become a proficient EMT. Hopefully I can do something to inspire someone like this myself one day, as well as become good friends with most of you that I follow and message on twitter. So as it gets late and I have to get up early tomorrow for a physical for my new job. I will bid you guys good night and stay safe.