Older Medic's in EMS


Older Medic's in EMS

This a group for those of us over 50 years young and work in EMS. Everyone is welcome here to share thoughts, stories, ideas, tips, etc.

Location: Everywhere in the world.
Members: 122
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013

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Comment by Dave Allen on April 23, 2012 at 3:43pm

58 years old with the last 26 in EMS. Currently working full time as a paramedic in a rural area of central Wisconsin. Still have alot of good years left in EMS. Love It!


Comment by Mike Cyra on February 12, 2012 at 11:06am

Hi everyone,

I started in EMS in 1980 right out of highschool. Spent the next 20 or so years in Washington, Hawaii and Alaska working as an EMT, Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Technologist and EMS Instructor.

I published my first book last year, called EMERGENCY LAUGHTER.

Currently a #1 bestseller for EMS and humor.

Would love to hear from anyone who worked my area or time.

Comment by Pascal Hay on May 2, 2011 at 12:59am
I remember the HEAR system.  We had the dialer in the truck.  It made a musical sound when you dialed in the hospital.
Comment by Larry Davis on February 24, 2011 at 4:26pm
I began my EMS career in 1977 working for Ralph's Ambulance, Used Cars, Wrecker Service, & Auto Parts in Pike County Kentucky. The funeral home discontinued ambulance service & Ralph knew a opportunity when one landed in his greedy little lap. The first day of operation was delayed several hours because we had to go to the Mingo County (West Virginia) Jail & bail out my partner. That's how I met Frank Pacific, ambulance driver. Our rig was a Dodge Tradesman van with a Federal Twinsonic light bar & a Federal Q Siren. Thirty four years later, I'm the EMS Battalion Chief at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I'll be retiring soon. It's been a hell of a ride. I'll sure miss EMS.
Comment by B.J. Jones on October 20, 2010 at 3:51pm
Welcome to the new members! I don't get on here as much anymore but I do still follow along. Please be sure to tell others about this site, this group and encourage them to join also. Just think of all the wonderful experience we have between us... Decades? LOL
Have a wonderful day all of you. God Bless you and your stamina!
Comment by Michael Cashion on September 24, 2010 at 5:32pm
Some times it's good to be the old bull.
Comment by Victoria C on September 21, 2010 at 10:05pm
Hello there fellow veteran care-providers. Just discovered this group. I couldn't resist the temptation to become the 100th member!

I work in an ER in Northern California, and there are quite a few of us, shall we say, experienced types. There's less lifting indoors; I've worked here for 20 years, including when I was on ambulance and Fire engine. I like it a lot. You actually get to do a lot of detailed patient care you don't get to do on the bus.
Comment by B.J. Jones on September 18, 2010 at 2:30pm
Hello Everyone... It's been such a long time since I've posted anything here. I have had to make the really tough decision to retire from my beloved ambulance. The intensity of my osteoarthritis dictates that I leave the job to those who can physically handle it. I miss it so much and all the wonderful friends I have made in this field. I have switched gears and have become a freelance photographer. It is awesome, it works very well for me and is not painful to do. I hope to someday soon shoot a photo-essay on the life of EMS. I will continue to follow the threads here on JEMS and reply when written to. Have a wonderful day and if anyone would like to see any of my photography, it's at:
Comment by Donal W. Kirchberg on September 18, 2010 at 1:28pm
I started in a 1968 Hightop Caddy by Superior... in 1968. We once tried a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter but could not find a 3 foot tall medic to work in it (you had to sit with your legs doubled up under the patient in flight and they went to sleep, took two people to remove You from the helicopter at the hospital!).
Comment by rick stanfield on April 27, 2010 at 9:04pm
53 years young and 33years in the biz aint it great? didnt think i'd live this long with some of the crazy stunts i've pulled, rode in a76 caddy when i first started,had a superior high boy pontiac; what a smooth ride, ya couldnt tell if ya where doing ten or a hundred till ya went to turn the wheel then the upper a -arms would come apart... that was interesting

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