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Tracey Baker
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  • Tampa, FL
  • United States
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This is "NOT OUR EMERGENCY?"--Yes it is!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by We_Hate_Drunks@2am Mar 3, 2009.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracey Baker Feb 16, 2009.

What would you have done?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric D. Liddy Sr. Mar 30, 2009.


It only takes a moment to be like those that we are called upon to treat!! ONE MOMENT!

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Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D, Instructor/Educator
Primary Agency/Department Type
Private EMS, Educational, Non-Profit
Years in EMS/Public Safety
Other Past or Current Departments
Social Work.
BA, MDHed, MCHed.
My Training:
Chemical Dependency.

Dual Diagnosed Adults.

State Of Florida Child Welfare System-Abused and Neglected Children-Medically Complex

TBOC-RGP- Research Project for indigent populations at high risk for disease. Intervention Grant. Epidemiological Research-Medic/Paramedic and Social Worker

Hillsborough County-BLS EMT-B

Hillsborough County-Level II Trauma Center/Paramedic

Pinellas County-ALS Paramedic

Pasco County based-Nuclear Cardiology run in three counties.


Private Instructor EMS/ACLS/CPR/ITLS/BCLS

Writing major Research Grant through Health and Human Services regarding EMS and Organ Donation: Is there something MISSING here? This will become a very full time project..Thanks to all the adjacent county Medics and Hillsborough Medics who have participated in the survey! The data is very clear!
About Me

CREATOR: "Rambling Thoughts" study guide for Florida State Exam available: via this site in ABOVE PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS OR feel free to contact me at:

~It Only Takes A Moment~

You have never known what it is to live… when you have failed at the following:

You failed to listen, and spoke, missing a lesson that could have changed your, or another’s, course of life.

You failed to smile, when that is all that was needed to enhance one’s world at that moment in time.

You failed to empathize with another; you failed a critical component of life.

You failed to hold a hand, that longed for touch and has not been held; you failed to touch a soul.

You failed to Cry because you were too strong; you actually proved Weak and Inhumane.

You failed to treat someone with Dignity, as they are different from you; you were a Coward.

You failed to treat someone with Compassion and Respect; you reflected your Bias towards a person.

You failed to Laugh when a person needed to be Recognized for their Humor and Wit; you ignored their need to decrease their fear… Just for a moment, as brief as it may be, You failed in allowing a person to Forget their Suffering.

You became condescending; you proved your prejudice.
You failed to embrace the Joy of Another, therefore, robbing them, of the Pureness of their Happiness.

You failed to step inside the Shoes of Another; you Convicted them of their Right to be “Who they Are in the Shoes in which They have Walked“”:you failed to Feel what someone has Seen.

You failed , in One Moment, to honor the Autonomy of another’s Wishes, you showed your selfishness and righteousness.

You failed to Teach, therefore, failing to Learn…For in that One Moment, the Question you have been longing to have Answered, was lost.

You failed to love a fellow human being; you failed at one of life’s most fundamental principles.

It takes but one moment in time, ONE, to make a lifelong difference to another human being.

In One Moment, you could be all that you NEVER WISHED or WANTED to be….
If you fail to take One Moment to do what is Needed and Longed for, in regards to the Treatment and Needs of Another person, that NEXT moment YOU could be the person Longing for what YOU failed to Provide…….
It only takes A Moment...To change a life, for Your life to Change....
Never falter, because when you do, you have failed to live….

Tracey Baker
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I Love Being in EMS Because
...there is no other joy than helping all costs!
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At 10:20pm on February 18, 2009, Lane Doby said…
Tired and sore after working the last 3 straight days and con-ed tonight. lol
At 2:04am on February 18, 2009, Lane Doby said…
Hi there! How are you?
At 6:18pm on February 15, 2009, Janet Smith said…
Thanks for joining the "Building the Prestige and Image of EMS" group! I am looking forward to your feedback on the discussions there. Chief Kirkwood and I are getting lonely. Cheers!
At 12:56am on February 1, 2009, Annette Smith said…
Why thank you! I feel for you! We help cover Purdue University so I can relate to the drunken calls BIG TIME. Football tailgaters are a pretty rowdy bunch. The kids usually start drinking around 6AM on game days, the call it "the breakfast club". They all dress in costumes and stagger around. Pretty funny sometimes, I've brought in everything from the Pink Panther to Zoro.....!
At 6:55pm on January 31, 2009, Kevin Dunbar said…
Thanks for the Welcome. Really enjoying your posts in the forum.....
At 6:23pm on January 31, 2009, Kim said…
Good Lawd...I can imagine w/ the super bowl goin on's...maybe it wont be to bad... thanks about the comment...we just never stop to think about that stuff to often till we've been impacted by such or after the call when we we could've been killed...anyway nice meeting ya...hope ya have a safe & happy weekend...keep in touch
At 6:17pm on January 31, 2009, Kim said…
Which message was hows the ems buisness in florida?...nice meeting ya
At 1:23pm on January 31, 2009, Darren Figgis said…
Absolutely! As you've correctly identified, personality has a lot to do with the way we represent ourselves and our profession. I'm sure your new colleagues will greatly benefit from yours, and if you can educate them a little as to the abilities of professional EMS providers along the way, then you'll have gone a long way towards advancing the profession and acting as an ambassador for the rest of us. Good luck!
At 12:00pm on January 31, 2009, Brian Wiegand said…
Well I saw where they shut down the forum this morning. I didn't get anything from Web Chief. Like I've said before we are all type A's and he knows just enough to push each of our buttons. Just glad I didn't know him years ago before I mellowed. I'm going to ignore his posts whenever possible from now on. I think we will be OK as long as we don't let it get personal. That's Web Chiefs concern.
At 11:42pm on January 30, 2009, Tracey Baker said…
LOL...Afraid to check in here as I could be kicked off after all this with him!! Saw Web CHief said several will be removed from here--who knows!!????
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