I did one of these before quite awhile ago, you fucks seemed to really enjoy it so I'll do it again.
>Ask a inner-city/suburban paramedic anything
Not that guy;
A lot of people who work in public service (police, paramedics) have reported becoming more racist as they deal with minorities more.
I think it's just that everyone is shitty, regardless of race, and they were already racist.
Literally my last call
>My suburban job uses QRS vehicles to get a paramedic on scene as quickly as possible and follows up with a MICU ambulance
>Dispatched for 60 YO F unconscious/unresponsive
>Thinking were about to running a code in the middle of a friendlys (Restaurant inside of a mall)
>Arrive on scene to QRS being on scene for 3 mins prior
>We note QRS hasen't called out CPR in progress so we take a deep breath and calm down
>arrive on scene with gear, tell EMT partner to grab stretcher and addition equipment because security met us at the door and informed us the patient was conscious
>Walk up to scene, random woman who introduces herself as a ICU nurse starts rattling off a entire diagnosis, I completely ignore her and walk up to the patient and other medic.
>Walk up to QRS paramedic keeling overtop of the patient
>I haven't seen the patient yet at this point
>The QRS medic whips her head around and goes "No big deal syncopal episode caused by menstrual cramps"
>The look on my face must have been awful
>At this point I actually look at the patient the QRS medic is kneeling over
>She's sitting against the wall looking quite fine
>Oh by the way she's 16 not fucking 60
>Everything makes sense now and I note that a 60 year old woman didn't just pass out from menstrual cramps
I can't imagine many people would ever have a reason not to be happy to see a paramedic, to be honest. Here in Australia we've been having issues with paramedics getting assaulted by patients that are high as a kite, to the point that some states have new regulations about police and paramedic coordination. Ever have any similar incidents?
Define happy? I take away pain. I bring a sense of calm and relief. People might not be happy with whats happening to themselves or their loved ones, but they're sure as fuck glad i'm there.
In my suburban job I have police assistance on almost every single call I run. It's a huge help, my city job is a little different. If i ever need them though, or if shit gets really fucked up quickly I have a emergency button on my radio that sends them directly to my location/scene.
>implying a filthy nigger knows what paramedic means
shouldn't use big words man.
I'm not interested in working a job where I can't see the results of the effort I put in. I also don't want to be stuck in the same place day in day out, I like to be on my feet.
It may sound a bit cliche, but I want to do my bit to help the people who need it. I think being a paramedic or a firefighter would be an extremely rewarding profession.
Before now I've been a bit lost with what I wanted to do, but I've narrowed it down to those options.
I'd love to hear what you think, thanks.
This job is extremely unrewarding. All three are really. We get paid shit and we really don't see results from the effort we put it. Firefighting is the only one where I can really say you instatiouolsy see positive results from your actions.
From what you've said, I can see you in the fire service or maybe as a park ranger.
Not him, but I'm considering a couple of first responder type jobs since I hate the idea of working for no reason beyond making a guy above me richer. I can live with a job not being intrinsically rewarding if I know that I'm doing good.
Yeah I'm leaning towards going into the fire and emergency service, but to help my chances with that I'd still need to get my paramedic science degree, at least here in Australia.
I appreciate your answer man, thanks. It's curious though, I thought being a paramedic would be rewarding in the sense that you're potentially saving someone's life.
I like to stay fit though so the fire service would probably suit me well.
>steal a "don't shoot paramedic" vest
>go on a shooting spree
>cops don't know what the fuck to do and are legally unable to stop me
I guess we're all lucky that niggers can't read.
The largest issue with it is that the general public really dosen't understand what you do. Its pretty much exclusively personally rewarding. My ex for the first 3 weeks that we were dating didn't realize I do anything more than pick people up and drive them to the hospital.
Does the fact that you're required to wear a vest like that depress you?
How does it feel to have spent all of that time in school and barely have any income to show for it compared to if you had gotten your ADN?
I, as a volunteer firefighter, must disagree. If you (>>608217543) want to see results you should be builder not a firefighter. First of all: most of the calls are more or less "janitor jobs" (oil spil, open doors, trees fell on a road,...). Second: everything touched by fire is lost, you can't undo this, you just prevent it to get worse. And if you rescue someone you get hardly any feedback on how he/she is doing, if it got better, who the person were and so on.
But there is the 1%, rare occasions, were it matters, were you get an altruistic award: that undescribable feel after you did something great.
To really do anything in nursing I'd need a BSN. Be honest with yourself.
Regardless, if I really cared about the income I would have gone to nursing school, challenged my state and gotten my Pre-hospital RN. I really just don't care all that much about the income.
On the note of the vest, I never have to wear a patch like that. Though I do always have to wear a vest. It's not really depressing, its just the world we live in.
Are you the guy from the Boston area who used to start these threads? Where a picture of a view of a call center was used in the OP? If so, please do tell some more/new stories!
If that was not you, what city/area do you work in? Can you at least give us an idea?
I was not him but I know exactly who you are talking about! After his second to last thread I contacted him and we occasionally talk. I've only done two of these threads and they both used the above (or a version of the above) vest.
I'm from the east coast, thats all I can say.
Thanks for replying and clarifying this. So, are you looking to greentext some more stories? I'm here, chilling, eating some tortilla chips and cheese, after making some nachos, but the salsa I ate with them was fucking hot, so I'm not eating some chips and cheese without being heated up to try to get rid of the burning in my mouth.
Btw, if it might matter, I'm from/in Arizona. :)
> Pic related: The logo of my Arizona Wildcats who fucking lost just short of the Final Four yet again!
Also, to try to bump the thread, I will add that I'm also watching Mike & Mike on ESPN2 and that I just got done jacking off.
> Pic related: What I probably look like right now. Except, I have my shirt on.