In EMS, we can see more in one shift than many people see in a lifetime.
We revive patients, deliver babies, heal wounds and witness the most dramatic moments of other peopleâ€™s lives â”€ sometimes their last.
EMS is an unbelievably exciting career, and to believe anything else is just plain wrong. If you are new to the profession, fasten your seatbelts; youâ€™re in for a heck of a ride.
Please donâ€™t let some jaded old-timer (sometimes that person can be me) who has lost the way and forgot how to get excited about this noble profession influence your perception of what truly matters.
There are those with the â€œbeen there, done thatâ€ attitude. I try to avoid those kinds of EMTs and paramedics, and do my best not to become one.
I never stopped being thrilled by the lights and sirens, the mayhem, and the life and death struggles that I was a part of. I loved every minute of it.
A different kind of excitement in EMS
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