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Duncan Hitchcock
  • 64, Male
  • New Port Richey, FL
  • United States
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Where Has Everyone Gone?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Berry Katella Jan 24, 2014.

ED Physicians Identifying All Interfacility Transfers as STAT
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Welcome! Old Guy with an eye on the future.

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Primary Agency/Department Type
Paid Fire/EMS Department
Primary Department/Agency Name
Retired from Pasco County Fire Rescue
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Years in EMS/Public Safety
Other Past or Current Departments
Retired after 34 years with Pasco County Fire Rescue at the rank of Rescue Chief. Past positions included Training Chief, District Chief, Captain and Senior Paramedic.

17 years part-time as an RN in the Pediatric Sections of two large Level II Trauma Centers. Recently brought that career to a close in order to better concentrate on my primary job.
Fortunate enough to begin in EMS in the early 1970's. Got in on the ground floor of a new and exciting profession.
Adjunct Faculty at our local community college in the EMT/Paramedic Program for 10 years.
My Training:
Paramedic, Firefighter, RN
About Me
A 59 y/o that still asks why.
Day Job
Retired Rescue Chief
I Love Being in EMS Because
It's my calling
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Thank You for Asking

Thank You for Asking


Thank you for asking,

But I’m not sure

That you really want to know.


For if you do,

It makes me wonder

As to why.


Is it some hungry

Morbid curiosity that

Lives within you

In need of being sated?


Or, do you

Really care about

The victims of illnesses

And injuries that you

Only hear about

But are beyond your

Ability to…


Posted on January 18, 2013 at 8:33am

After 39 Years...Retirement

Interesting thing happened yesterday.  After 39 years in the EMS and Fire Rescue worlds I retired.  What a mind blowing event.  A crazy emotionally roller coaster of a day.

I knew this day was coming, but, WOW, what a jolt.  A day of honors and "thank yous", cards and gifts, old stories and old friends, co-workers and managers.  But a…


Posted on October 1, 2011 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

The End is Near

The end of a long and wonderfully rewarding career nears.

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 9:36am — 4 Comments

The Weekend

I keep forgetting that this place is like a ghost town on the weekends.

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 11:07am — 16 Comments

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