Originally Posted by JCJ
They were in Connecticut Big Joe,
Our training officer has offered to inquire about them, I just don't see the point in padding my resume.
FF1 repeat is first on my list then repeat pump operator and then on to EMT which I have never done.
We generally don't do much MED calls here beyond mva's and code 1's but I hate being unable to help when I'm in a position to do some good. I don't care for the nasty stuff but I can't in good faith drive right by an emergency call and just respond to the fire house.
Thanks brother, you stay safe as well!
It would not hurt to have them in your records and like you said it will be very good to relearn stuff fresh. Pump Ops huh, no "hooking up and looking up" for me yet, but it's good to have guys who can pump the rig. I've taken the class and I enjoyed it, but still get the rush for being inside and doing the "truckie" jobs.
Had my EMT cirt. but have let it lapse, and my dept. does not run medical calls. I'm glad we don't run them, we could not handle the extra call volume. We do close to 900 calls a year with no medical runs. And then there's all those "nice" things you can bring home with you that other people have like HIV or HepB. You know the type that you don't even know their there until it's too late kind. I've never minded the blood and other matter or fluids I just always did not want it on me and miss it during decon and then find it much later and think, "who's F'n blood is this!? I don't recall being cut myself!
And if you do happen to be the first on the scene just remeber you can only do a small part of the "dance". You will be limited to what you can do without the rig and a crew to back each other up. DO NOT GET TUNNEL VISION! It can get you or someone else killed. If it's a wreck be sure the scene is safe to enter, have your gear on and have universal precautions (gloves) as well. If it's a fire, again you will be limited, do only what you can do safely.
The bottom line is that you and everyone on the crew goes home after the call. You did not cause the fire or that wreck or put that person in harms way. Your just a laborer in rubber boots there to clean up someone else mess.
If ya have any questions that the Brothers can't answer by you feel free to PM and I'll help out where I can. Stay Safe.