The Working Weekend Blues

  You know, I am not feeling EMS today.  I think the discouragement is strongly related to the dread of the working weekend.  Either that, or I’m in a rut.  Or maybe both.  I know that I’ve done a lot of good, but I can’t seem to keep those memories in my head today.  The […]

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.

High Stress, Low Class

I kicked a fireman in the solar plexus. Well, in my head I did, but that doesn’t make it much better.

It’s a Man’s World

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Despite the fact that XX chromosomal arrangement makes up just over half of the world’s population, we ladies represent a mere 27.1% of EMS field personnel. While gender equality has been growing with remarkable speed over the last half century, in the big, bad, primarily testosterone based world of EMS, owning ovaries can certainly bring its own sets of challenges, advantages, and moments of hilarity.

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