As you may noticed the name of my blog is "The EMT Mommy" and so that should tell you that I am an EMT. (what a surprise right .. lol ) I became an EMT in 2010, but I belong to the ambulance since 2009 as a helper. That is where I meant by wonderful and dedicated boyfriend who is a paramedic. I trained on his night.
Being an EMT is one of the most exciting "Jobs" I have ever experienced. Granted this is not a real job for me where I get paid, its Volunteer work that I enjoy doing. I dedicated my self to a 6 hour tour a week. Which means that I stay at the ambulance ( we call it a barn or central ) from 6pm to 12am Sat nights. I also got my boyfriend to switch from his Wed night crew to Saturdays.(Gotta love Paramedics .. I hate going on a call that needs additional care that I can not give.. but knowing that I have a medic on board makes me feel a lot more secure and I do not have to worry about calling for additional help )
I have seen so many different "things" being an EMT from people who call for the simplest thing like " My finger hurts" in hopes that they will get into the ER faster, though little do they realize that is not always the case. The ER may just have us drop the patient off and have them register them selves in the Triage room where they will then follow up by sitting in the ER waiting room till they are seen, just like any other walk in ER patient. We have had patients who have been violent and claiming they can not breath after getting arrested and knowing they are on there way to jail for the night, We would pick them up though a few hours later they are being released back into the Police Offers custody and right back to the jail cell where they will await their time to see the judge.
There are days where I will be home, working on my blog, creating hair bows, cleaning or studying when we get a few calls back to back, I will then feel the obligation to sign on and head out to a call seeing that I am only 3 minutes away from the barn/central.
I enjoy volunteering, I am helping the community, I love excitement and I love knowing I am capable of helping to save a life!