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Tucson and Rep. Gifford :What happened here?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Paczkowski Jan 13, 2011.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Gearheart Feb 3, 2009.

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Jodi replied to Allison Moen's discussion Where Were You on 9/11?
"Going in to Denver and was caught there when it happened. Was heading in for my Grandmother 90 th Birthday. Worked at a Red Cross shelters at the OIR airport for 4 days due to stranded visitors. Got a bus to go back to Oregon. Got to Sacramento and…"
Oct 11, 2011
Jodi replied to Dave's discussion Efforts to proactively address PTSD in the EMS community?
"I do understand Ron. Your situation is unfortunately to familiar. After working the field for over 20 years I left after a windshield taste test.   It was a spiral down ward after. Husband/partner thought he was going to be…"
Oct 10, 2011
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Joe Paczkowski replied to Jodi's discussion Tucson and Rep. Gifford :What happened here?
"Oh, trust me, you're preaching to the choir on this one. The counter arguments all stem around clearance protocol (Do you need a clearance protocol if it's not indicated in the first place) and "what if it fragments" style…"
Jan 13, 2011
Rogue Medic replied to Jodi's discussion Tucson and Rep. Gifford :What happened here?
"With reports of multiple GSW patients (assuming that is the dispatch), EMS should be even more careful about staging and waiting for police to clear the scene. If there is a delay in clearing the scene, maybe police can help to move some of the…"
Jan 13, 2011
Neil White replied to Jodi's discussion Tucson and Rep. Gifford :What happened here?
"Our news is reporting 38 minutes as well... fantastic work for the crew that achieved that"
Jan 10, 2011
Leigh Lloyd replied to Jodi's discussion Tucson and Rep. Gifford :What happened here?
"I read somewhere that she was in surgery in 38 min or something like that."
Jan 10, 2011

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1969 Drug abuse Medic
1972 EMTI
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2010 CERT with King County Washington
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I wish you could comprehend....

I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 AM as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to try and save his life. Even if you know it will not change anything. You do it for the family.

I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through… Continue

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:04am on July 15, 2009, Dolph Holmes said…
Hi Jodi, I have a friend who struggled in an EMT class in NM then moved to WA. She had testing issues before so to try to make that unreasonable mark was a horror for her. Glad you put that up there for the rest of us to see. I have passed it along to her so maybe she won't feel so bad.

I recently was shafted here in Maine but we ( a whole class ) are almost done [10 months after having started what should have been a 5 month program]. Keep doing what you do, it is appreciated by others!
At 5:48pm on April 11, 2009, Erin T said…
Good CPR Post!!
Keep up the humor.
At 12:17pm on February 26, 2009, Christopher Ellis said…
Hey I seen in your dicussion that you are starting a SAR's team from the ground up. Our agency is looking (we are a full ALS transport ambulance/1st response) to start one and would appreciate the paperwork/background into becoming recognized.


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