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Right-Wing Republicans Everywhere!!!

All this talk in the news lately about republicans has me reminiscing.  You see, I didn’t have a typical introduction into EMS.  Actually, several things about me that I consider a fundamental part of my identity aren’t exactly characteristic of professionals in this field; like the fact that I have a vagina, for instance.   […]

I need to bathe…in turpentine

The local men’s shelter is no stranger to anyone in EMS.  The women’s shelter isn’t much better for that matter.  As a female, the men’s shelter is one of my least favorite places on the planet.  While many gentlemen utilizing the facility are likely the down-on-their-luck folks in need of a hand while they are […]

FOB

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A great partnership is a beautiful thing.  A twelve hour shift can be very long when you spend it in the cab of an ambulance with someone with whom you do not get along.  By and large, I have been very lucky to have been paired with partners who are great people over the years.  […]

I Found The Key!

As a paramedic, I have encountered more adipose than I ever imagined possible. I suppose prior to joining EMS, I was always aware of obesity as an epidemic, but I had no reason to encounter many downright spherically shaped people. I never expected to voluntarily hold employment at which I not only get to see […]

My neighbor thinks I’m crazy

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m apparently working on a vicious case of writers’ block. While I try to string some words together in sentence form, I present a story from my life that has nothing to do with EMS at all, but entertains me. In the meantime, wish me […]

This is a public service announcement

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Ladies and gentlemen, in EMS and Fire there is a growing trend that is very real, unavoidable, and frankly unnerving. It would appear as if mustaches have become more than a facial accessory for those of EMSosaurus and Fire Fossil generation. As a result of this observation, I’ve come to the conclusion that more attention […]

I’m a social networking champion!

Parapup begs strangers to be her friend.

Life Lessons Learned While Ambulancing

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Some things Parapup has learned as a result of her job that the rest of the population may have missed out on.

The Wheels on the Bus…

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Perhaps you are an excellent “ambulance driver.” Parapup never once has been able to make that claim.

Vigilante Medic Saves the Day

Parapup is outraged and feels violated after having some of her personal effects stolen from the cab of the ambulance. Fret not, folks. Parapup’s partner, Vigilante Medic, saves the day.

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