Friday, July 22, 2011
We had to walk at least 2 miles down the beach to "find" our patient... we were sent out there with out knowing what was wrong with the victim, all we know was it was trauma victims.
My patient was in the most oddest position. The photo on your right was another one of our patients, though I was not on that "crew". I was one of the lucky ones who got to walk 2 miles down to the patient in the soft sand carrying equipment. By the time I got to my victim I was sweating and extremely tired, she was half on a rock, and half on the dunes, she was in extremely soft sand and around a bunch of obstacles. Just know that if you are ever caught on a beach in an odd position I will be able to save you ! LOL
Some of our "spoiled" members ( Just kidding, just said that because some of them got on the "Alligator - which is what you see on the right ) and some got to ride in the first responders and others had the opportunity to sit in the jeep ( far back in photo ) and watch to make sure everything runs smoothly ( wish I had that job... LOL ) though if I did I would have not gotten the hot sweaty excise that I got last night! LOL (and I hope you all get your minds out of the gutter .. lol )
After our training we headed back to the parking lot and I drank about a half a gallon of water, Holy crap .. I felt like I was going to end up being a REAL patient as I walked back up the beach in the wind, heat and helping to carrying a backboard with sneakers on in real soft sand! By the time I got there I thought I was going to need Oxygen and an IV for dehydration! LOL
My corp. was super nice, we have a member who's father in law owns a winery and so we had the honor of having pizza that our officers bought and telexing in a very elegant winery room. It was awesome! I had a really good time and could not have asked for a better crew (besides my REAL Sat night crew ) with my call.