Rural EMS

The group for rural EMS providers

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You know you work in a samll town when.... 12 Replies

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Comment by Carolyn J Ewell (CJ) on May 5, 2015 at 11:37pm

Just joined the rural group. I am a paramedic and also a family nurse practitioner. I know I serve a small area when I can tell who the patient is from reading the history taken by my crew, no name necessary.

Comment by John A Akers on December 8, 2011 at 10:49am

If any of your departments are looking for new or refurbished AED/Difib's I can surely provide you with cost effective options. We carry a full line of AED/DEfib's.

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Comment by Dennis Russell on August 25, 2010 at 12:34am
Hello, all. I'm an EMT-B in Taylor County, WI. The nearest hospital is 20 minutes away, just from the garage. We service about 1/3 of the county. We're upgrading to Intermediates soon.
Comment by Francis Baker on March 6, 2010 at 10:49pm
Hello to all my fellow RURAL EMS family! I see by the comments that we all have about the same things to deal with. We have anywhere from 45 minute to 3 1/2 hour (in good weather) transfers to Level II Trauma Centers by ground. Add in snow, sleet, freezing rain and all the other winter stuff and it can get longer and more dangerous. The price of living and working in the wild west out on the frontier! It may not be glorious, but it is a whole lot of pre-hospital medicine at its' best. Work with 6 other fantastic people and we get-r-done. So, if you really want a challenge, mosey on out here to the Big Sky country of Montana, we won't disappoint you!
Comment by Judy Behling on February 3, 2010 at 8:00pm
our nearest hospital is 30 miles away
Comment by Judy Behling on February 3, 2010 at 7:57pm
I'm from Sunnyside UT (I don't think you've heard of it) I am an EMT-I / Firefighter
Comment by AWALKER on September 12, 2009 at 4:40am
Hi sure do not want to be gone long when I have out of town transfer.
Comment by Traci on June 9, 2009 at 3:44pm
Hi ,

Does anyone in this group work on a corp that serves lower hudson valley of NY ( not westchester ) would like to ask a few questions... Thanks.
Comment by Dolph Holmes on February 20, 2009 at 9:12pm
Hello all! Long time EMT-B, in class for EMT-I. Old age has made me give up the FF but still qualed as wildland FF. Here in Maine we
are mostly rural with some transport times over an hour on the ground.
In my day job I have access to helos (haven't had to transport anyone
yet) but am always looking for how folks handle being a long way out from definitive care.

Aaron, would love to hear more on your first on scene MCI!

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