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John Gaines
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  • Lake Dallas, TX
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  • Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
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Violence List - Is Your Area On Here?
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Got the idea to find this again and post it after reading Teagan's topic on self defense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JB Wallace Oct 22, 2010.

Seeking advice.... and maybe a hug (or a beer, whichever)
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So, the company I work for happens to be an authorized training center for the UMBC CCEMPT program. Every year or so they open applications up for paramedics who want a spot in the next CCEMPT class,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Sep 29, 2010.

Enlight of our recent hyperventilation discussion.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by dr-exmedic Sep 15, 2010.

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Hey guys and gals,Was wondering if anyone here had any experience using the XCollar? Every place I have ever worked for has been strictly Ccollar. However, with the studies coming out showing concern…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Lancaster Aug 13, 2010.


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Primary Agency/Department Type
Private EMS
Primary Department/Agency Name
Department/Agency Web Site
Years in EMS/Public Safety
Other Past or Current Departments
Parkland ER
Williamson County EMS
Arlington EMS (AMR)
My Training:
Paramedic course through North Central Texas College. Just finished instructor courses for CRP, ACLS, PALS and ITLS. On October 24th I start the UMBC CCEMPT course!
About Me
I'm a firm believer in a ruling class, mainly because I rule.
Day Job
Paramedic by day, at night.... I'm Batman.
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I Love Being in EMS Because
Aside from every day being different, not having to sit in an office and doing a job that actually has some meaning; it's the only thing I was ever any good at.
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A Personal Declaration of Independence

(Warning, the following post contains to relation to the medical field in any way, shape or form.)

When in the course of a man's life it becomes necessary to dissolve the bands that tied him to way of living not fitting to the individual he strives to be and to make new

ties, a decent respect to the opinion of himself and those he holds

closest requires that he should declare those things which impel him

to make such…


Posted on July 5, 2010 at 3:21pm

Sometimes it's real

Stay in this business long enough, and it'll happen to you. Stay in even longer, and it happens a lot. Stay in even longer, and you'll have used the phrase "are you (explicative deleted) kidding me? Just stay in until you see the judge".

That's right boys and girls, I'm talking about "incarceritis". For those unfamiliar with incarceritis, it is a condition caused by being tossed into the hoosegow. Signs and symptoms usually include chest pain, "walking seizures" and/or having "the…

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:11pm on December 2, 2010, Matt King said…
Hey John, Matt King here... Did you get my message on JEMS? Sent it the other day. Sorry it repeats some questions you have already answered. Thanks!!! You have been so helpful!!! 

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