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

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Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on June 3, 2011 at 5:51am

It sure has been a while since I posted on this blog.  TIme marches on.  I guess the big news is that I gave notice this week that I will be retiring on Sept 30, 2011.  A year before I had originally planned.  But life tends to present us with certain events and situations that require us to adjust our plans and adapt to life's little surprises.

While I plan to take some time to rest I know that I will not be inactive for long.

There is just something about this crazy, yet wonderful profession that has become a part of my being.  I'm not sure what awaits around the next bend along the road of life, but it will in some way involve EMS.

How could it not.

Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on December 27, 2009 at 5:03pm
I probably shouldn't say this, but I've been on call for the the long holiday weekend and not a single page. Yes, I checked it. Its working. So is the cell phone. Interesting.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on December 20, 2009 at 8:08am
I grow tired of the tendency that every discussion deteriorates into the same old same old.....fire verses third services verses private and everyone verses volunteer. It's mind boggling (sp?).

I still think that those that want to become involved in kinda activity need a special subgroup in jems connect. We could call it the "Whiners Club. Bring your own cheese and crackers".
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on December 11, 2009 at 6:19pm
And Friday nights are worse than the weekends.
Comment by JJ Arnold on December 6, 2009 at 1:02pm
I agree Duncan should write a book.. someone once said it is hard to figure out where you are going until you know where you have been

just my two cents
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on December 6, 2009 at 8:16am
And so, here we are early on another Sunday morning. Catching up on reading the different posts on the different forums. While the good news is that the broken record of sharking at each other over what type of system you think is best appears to have waned a bit, I'm sure that it will eventually make it past the skip in the record and return again....again....again.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on November 27, 2009 at 10:02am
Thanks, Nathan. Hope your holiday was cool. Turkey was great.

I, like many people, have thought about writing. The hard part is deciding between fact or fiction. Perhaps a both. A book of the ramblings of a crusty old fart and his experiences from the early days. Or a fictious book about the things we see and experience.

But the audience would be limited. Sorta like those standup comedians that can only do the medical seminar circuit. Then again, maybe that should be my audience, the folks in the business.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on November 26, 2009 at 3:00pm
It's Thanksgiving Day. My wife and I (with some minor assistance from the 15 y/o daughter) have reached the point of taking a break. All that needs preparation is done. The turkey has an ETA of 45 minutes until reaching that perfect temp.

My oldest daughter and her family will be arriving around 1600 hrs. Time to lean back and reflect maybe even catch a cat nap.
I have a tendency as my time in my current department draws nearer to its end to look back at the last 37 years and reflect on this amazing career and profession. The changes that have occurred are remarkable.
So today I give thanks for stepping into this business at its beginning and being wise enough and tenacious enough to hang in there as it evolved. Imagine what the future holds.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on November 3, 2009 at 3:03pm
Anyway, I just started this blog to have a place to ramble on about EMS from my old, crusty, marginally educated, but vastly diverse experienes.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on November 3, 2009 at 2:59pm
Probably because folks are doing those off work and family kinda things. Ferris isn't answering, sorry to say.
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