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EMT Who Fought With Oklahoma Trooper Wants Officer to Lose Badge
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Stanaway Jul 31, 2009.

MUST SEE VIDEO!! - Entire dash cam OHP and EMS Paramedic!
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CJ updated their profile
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Sep 15, 2010
rob elliott left a comment for CJ
"hey mate i am now afa accredited with st johns ambulance and weightinng to do my advanced responder and canulation accreditation hey iam a ems patch collector and was wondering if you could send me 2 of your paramedic patches for my collection if…"
Jul 10, 2010
Nathan Stanaway replied to CJ's discussion EMT Who Fought With Oklahoma Trooper Wants Officer to Lose Badge
"Holice, I agree with you except with him being in a gray area with the abandonment issue. I dont know how many times it has to be stated by people on here. This is not a case of abandonment. If you think it is, you need to study up on the laws and…"
Jul 31, 2009
AWALKER replied to CJ's discussion EMT Who Fought With Oklahoma Trooper Wants Officer to Lose Badge
"very right on. I think this only post that gets to the heart of the mater."
Jul 31, 2009
Holice Meeks replied to CJ's discussion EMT Who Fought With Oklahoma Trooper Wants Officer to Lose Badge
"Ok I have tried to read through all the posts and weed out the pissin contests..... and heres my take, and how I would handle the situation if placed there. As the caregiver who is ultamatly responsable for the care of the pt, I would have my…"
Jul 31, 2009
Justin replied to CJ's discussion EMT Who Fought With Oklahoma Trooper Wants Officer to Lose Badge
"His dash cam was released showing the entire incident, including the supposed failure to yield. Maybe you should watch it...... How do you know that he has PTSD? Even if he has PTSD how do you know the PTSD is what made him act the way he did as…"
Jul 31, 2009

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, Volunteer Rescue Squad, Private EMS, Hospital, Non-Profit, Other EMS Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
Emergency Dept. @ Santa Ynez and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital/American Medical Response
Department/Agency Web Site
Years in EMS/Public Safety
Over 20 years total combined
Other Past or Current Departments
Avila Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Reserves trainee for LA Co. Fire Department , SBCO Vintners Assn., Boulder Creek Fire Protection District, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), Clark County Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE, Riverside County Fire Department, FirstMed Ambulance, American Medical Response (AMR) and Cottage Health Systems.
My Training:
Extensive and on-going....Firefighter 2 RN!
About Me
NO regrets, just lessons learned, both in life and the kitchen! My love 4 the ocean is where my soul reconnects with reality. The kitchen is my other sanctuary where I am able 2 artistically create culinary works of edible art!

I served as a Naval Reservist for 4 years which was an incredible learning experience.

Presently I work full time between (2) Emergency Depts., the Critical Care Unit and a Med Surg Unit; as a Patient Care Technician (PCT II/EMT-D) both in Santa Barbara County. I work part-time 4 an ambulance company as a non-emergency driver. I am an independent EMT 4 Hire and work at the SB Polo and Racquetball Club, worked as a set medic and other various venues. I served for 8 years in the fire service starting out as paid-call moving into a seasonal position then a career position. Both distance and an injury on the job forced me 2 change careers; I was medically retired due 2 the injury. Now I am pursuing a nursing degree.

During my off time/seasons from the FD, I worked in the Hospitality field as a resident Innkeeper and breakfast chef 4 an upscale 4 diamond Bed and Breakfast 4 over 10 years. I gave 8 years 2 Amtrak, working at over 17 stations between San Diego and Vancouver, BC.

I enjoy doing volunteer work which is another huge part of my life. The Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara County Vintners' Assn., the SB Chapter of the American Red Cross and the SB County Medical Reserves Corp.

My love of cooking was a staple at the firehouse table, we loved to cook! Our firefighters’ association did a lot of cooking based fund raising; breakfasts, dinners and BBQ’s. I now cook 4 a hobby and am putting together The Firehouse Cookbook.

I NEVER enjoyed the "Institutional Style Chef". Cooking 4 friends and family was what I was made 4 including the occasional fund-raising event. Cooking tragedies; Using salt instead of sugar in a large batch of homemade pancakes 4 the annual pancake breakfast at the firehouse 10 years ago. It was mislabeled! Taste everything!

I have had many life experiences some incredible and some very difficult. I take everything in stride; keeping my positive attitude and outlook at life in general. I have a handful of people that I consider true friends and numerous people I consider acquaintances. I get along well with most; either you love me or you can't stand me. My personality is somewhat quirky and overzealous at times. I have had a hard time trusting others which has contributed 2 me being a "loner" the last several years. With my schedule, I really don't have a lot of time 2 give 2 relationships, which seems 2 be a problem 4 most. There is NOTHING I wouldn't do 4 a friend; day or night. I look 4 those who have a fire within, a passion 4 what life has 2 offer, people that can enjoy life WITHOUT games or manipulations! I look 4 QUALITY friends who hold things like integrity, loyalty, commitment and family as their TOP priorities. HAVE TO LOVE adventure, spontaneous trips and have patience; I'm VERY outgoing and a bit crazy.

My favorite things 2 cook....Breakfast Meals, Grilling, BBQing, Italian dishes; ANYTHING! Keep it real! Never the cook the same thing twice. Keep 'em guessing. Make EVERY meal an original meal! I am the undefeated Champion of the Real Men cook competition in the Best hot appetizer category 4 over ten years!

Supporting member of the IAFF, CPF, CSFA, NVFC, NAEMT & The Surfrider Foundation.

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DREAM: Surfing around the world! Reality: PCT/EMT and AMR
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Going Code 3! Kidding, sort of, helping others is what it is all about. The smile of someone you made a difference to.
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Comments made by the 24th. District Attorney Mr. Cook....

I am disgusted at the statement made by District 24 District Attorney Max Cook and I quote from a reliable source, “I had a brief conversation with District 24 District Attorney Max Cook on Tuesday. He explained that the initial and primary focus of the ongoing investigation is to determine if any charges will be brought against the EMS crew. While it is not the current priority, Cook would not rule out the possibility his office could look to see if there is any merit to claims the troopers… Continue

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

Embarrassment for law officers Nationwide!

This is a letter I sent to officials in Oklahoma, I'm disgusted by the unprofessional conduct of this power hungry "officer" of the OHP!

Dear Chief:

I have been compelled to write to you as a fellow public service official, a California Firefighter/EMT-D and Emergency Room Patient Care Technician for two (2) hospitals. The incident that took place between your officer Martin and EMT-P White in Paden, OK on the 24th of May 2009 in NOT ONLY completely unprofessional and a… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

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At 4:13am on July 10, 2010, rob elliott said…
hey mate i am now afa accredited with st johns ambulance and weightinng to do my advanced responder and canulation accreditation hey iam a ems patch collector and was wondering if you could send me 2 of your paramedic patches for my collection if you can help me i will be very greatful my postal address is 658 princes highway russell vale nsw 2517 australia stay safe brother
At 10:00am on February 16, 2009, Kate said…
LOL...better late than never? i saw you on my last transfer down to cottage - thought about saying hi but you were talking so i didn't. hope you guys aren't being too crushed by our recent flurry of transfers to your facility
At 1:24am on December 17, 2008, Kate said…
hello from slo county!
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