"At my service we're there for 24/48/whatever and get paid for 24/48/whatever. If they expect me to be ready to respond at any moment, I appreciate being paid for that. Lord knows one doesn't sleep well at an EMS or fire station (because…"
"The area I work in is about as rural as you can get. At my paid gig, our med control is done in-house through our Er docs. I'm only a Basic so I'm not totally up on our protocols but my partner has said many times that our protocols are…"
"We're dispatched with pagers and radios in my town. We have a siren at the station but it's used for tornado warnings and such. It's a good thing because I probably wouldn't hear the siren from my house (especially inside with…"
"Such is life in rural EMS. Some days it seems like all I do is IFT to higher levels of care (I work at a rural hospital based service in Mississippi) and it's not uncommon for us to transfer patients to facilities in Mobile, Hattiesburg, MS,…"
FF/EMT-B - Stonewall Volunteer Fire and Rescue
EMT-B - Enterprise Volunteer Ambulance Service
East Central Community College, Decatur, MS: EMT-B class, Summer 2009.
I live in a small, rural, formally industrial town in Mississippi with my wife who's a teacher. I've been an EMT since August, 2009 and been involved with volunteer fire service since February, 2008. I'm a Christian and also a part time radio commercial producer.