There is NO Excuse for DomesticViolence EMS Personnel are required by Law to Report it. If you are aware of this heinous ACT Report it!!
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?
HONORING THE EMT'S/PARAMEDICS, FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS AND CIVILLIANS, LOST FOREVER ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. WE ALSO HONOR ALLTHE VOLUNTEERS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, POLICE, FIRE & EMS PERSONNEL WHO WORKED DAY AND NIGHT FOR MANY WEEKS WHO RECOVERED MANY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.
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First Responder, EMT's, and Paramedicswork both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. They are required to do considerable kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. These workers risk noise-induced hearing loss from sirens and back injuries from lifting patients. In addition, EMTs and paramedics may be exposed to diseases such as Hepatitis-B and AIDS, as well as violence from drug overdose victims or mentally unstable patients. The work is not only physically strenuous, but also stressful, involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients. Nonetheless, many people find the work exciting and challenging and enjoy the opportunity to help others.
"EMT'S & PARAMEDIC'S," Our Quiet Unsung Hero's, MAY GOD BLESS THESE SPECIAL & HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS.
POLICE-FIRE-EMS-U. S. COAST GUARD SERVE AS OUR FRONT LINE FOR HOMELAND DEFENSE
THE EMS OATH
Be it pledged as an Emergency Medical Technician, I will honor the physical and judicial laws of God and man. I will follow that regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of patients and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, nor shall I suggest any such counsel. Into whatever honors I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of only the sick and injured, never revealing what I see or hear in the lives of men unless required by law.
I shall also share my medical knowledge with those who may benefit from what I have learned. I will serve unselfishly and continuously in order to help make a better world for all mankind.
While I continue to keep this oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life, and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times. Should I trespass or violate this oath, may the reverse be my lot. So help me God.
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle equipped with not less than one (1) lighted flashing, rotating, or oscillating lamp exhibiting a red or blue light visible under normal atmospheric condition from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle and when the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell: The driver of another vehicle shall yield the right of way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway, clear of an intersection, and shall stop and remain in that position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when other wise directed by a police officer.
This Site is Dedicated to the Men & Women of Emergency Medical Services. Who serve you the Public, They give their all, many have given their lives.
As of the late 2000's, EMT’s and Paramedics currently hold approximately 172,000 jobs in EMS. Most career EMT’s and Paramedics work in metropolitan areas. There are many more volunteer EMT’s and Paramedics, especially in smaller cities, towns, and rural areas. They volunteer for Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), or hospitals and may respond to only a few calls for service per month, or may answer the majority of calls, especially in smaller communities. EMT’s and Paramedics work closely with firefighters, who often are certified as EMT’s as well and act as first responders.
EMT’s and Paramedics employed by fire departments work about 50 hours a week. Those employed by hospitals frequently work between 45 and 60 hours a week, and those in private ambulance services, between 45 and 50 hours. Some of these workers, especially those in police and fire departments, are on call for extended periods. Because emergency services function 24 hours a day, EMT’s and Paramedics have irregular working hours that add to job stress.
Full and part-time paid EMT’s and Paramedics were employed in a number of industries. About 4 out of 10 worked in local and suburban transportation, as employees of private ambulance services. About 3 out of 10 worked in local government for fire departments, public ambulance services and EMS. Another 2 out 10 were found in hospitals, where they worked full time within the medical facility or responded to calls in ambulances or helicopters to transport critically ill or injured patients. The remainder worked in various other roles that also provide emergency services.
EMS PERSONNEL FATALITY RATE IS HIGHER THAN POLICE & FIRE
Emergency Medical Personnel have an occupational fatality rate of 9.6 per 100,000 workers per year in transportation-related incidents, compared to 6.3 for police, 4.5 for fire fighters and 2 for average citizens.
research published by Brian J. Maguire
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Medical First Responder--Defined as an individual who has met the educational requirements of a department approved medical first responder course and who is licensed to provide medical first response life support as part of a medical first response service or as a driver of an ambulance that provides basic life support services only.
Emergency Medical Technician--Defined as an individual who is licensed by the department to provide basic life support. exciting new treatment options.
Emergency Medical Technician Specialist--Defined as an individual who is licensed by the department to provide limited advanced life support EmergencyMedicalTechnician
Paramedic--Defined as an individual licensed under this part to provide advanced life support
Emergency Medical Services Instructor Coordinator--Defined as anindividual licensed under this part to conduct and instruct emergency medical services education programsnt careequipment
Emergency Medical Services Personnel--Defined asa medical first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, paramedic, or emergency medical services instructor coordinator
Emergency Medical Services--Defined asEmergency Medical Services who are highly trained personnel, who respond to medical and trauma emergencies utilizing Ambulances, Nontransport Prehospital Life Support Vehicles, Aircraft transport vehicles, and Medical First Response Vehicles. That contain high advanced medical equipment that is nescessary in the treatment and transport of an individual requiring the skills of a Medical First Responser, Basic Life Support, Limited Advanced Life Support, or an Advanced Life Support Service Provider.
Emergency--Defined as a condition or situation in which an individual declares a need for immediate medical attention for any individual, or where that need is declared by Emergency Medical Services Personnel and or a Public Safety Official.
I AM THE PARAMEDIC
I am the PARAMEDIC, First to arrive at the scene, I respond to the cry for help of the sick and injured. I am trained and skilled in the healing arts. I fight to buy time for suffering humanity. My duty takes me to varied places, and challenges me in various ways.
I function anywhere at any time, even in small dark places, cannot deter me from rendering aid to those in need of my skill. I try to ease pain of the injured, and with gentle hands I've known the thrill of bringing a new life into the world.
On Return to base, I relinquish to others those whom I have salvaged from death, praying that the skills taught to another will be enough to complete the Rescue I began.
I am the PARAMEDIC! The gift of love for my fellow man is what I give back to my Community. With Brain and Heart and with skillful hands entrusted to me by God, I serve to help others to Live!
Welcome to My Web Site, that’s devoted to EMS professionals. E.M.T.'S and Paramedics who are too often referred as"Ambulance Drivers,” Professionals who have not received the respect that has been and continues to be earned each and every day.
Professionals who are continually ignored as a critical part of the Emergency Services field which is Police Fire and EMS.
It's time that Emergency Medical Services Personnel are finally recognized for who they are and what they do!
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Somewhere in the realm of society, located just between the security of sanity and the neurosis which precedes psychosis, there is a group of individuals whose training and actions often make the difference between life and death.
This is the group of men and women who make up what is known as Emergency Medical Services.
You will find this special group of individuals located in various positions in your cities readied to respond to the next possible disaster which could occur, may it be a car accident or heart attack, readied to respond to a school shooting or a downed plane, hindered only by the natural obstacles of daily traffic.
No other group of humanity can carry so many items in their pockets which are strategically located in optimal positions of the body. Perhaps you’ll find scissors, band aids, tape, chap stick, combs or essential lifesaving sustaining items, but one thing that is certain, the last paycheck has long since met its demise and will not be found within. If they did it for the money there would be none.
With an overwhelming desire to sustain the flame of life from the last flicker of a spark which is near spent, this special group of individuals cope on a daily basis with variables which few people could ever tolerate.
When things go right the public loves them, the newspapers ignore them and the many lives that have been lost fighting to save a stranger, may rate a article on page twelve, yet their efforts and daily life goes on.
Then the earth shaking bill arrives, which automatically turns the very patient they saved and their friends and family hear how terrible the 500.00 bill was, instead of the efforts that saved their life or a family members. As Emergency Medical Services does not generally receive tax dollars such as police and fire agencies.
These men and women who make up E.M.S. come from all walks of life, and rarely stand on common ground until they meet you as a result of violence, accidents, and medical emergencies on the streets, housing developments and office buildings then all seems to come together with you in need of their training, their lifesaving skills and their emotional support. E.M.S. personnel lean on each other for support and understanding in sharing horrible calls that cerate’s a flurry of emotions.
They are the people who for a moment at a time that you may need to trust with a life of yourself or loved ones.
They are the individuals who crawl into a twisted steel cage which once was a fine automobile, to search for signs of life amongst its occupants and treat them while fuel leaks endangering their own lives so that you may live .
They are the calm voice on the other end of the telephone when it seems as though your world is crashing around you and your family.
They are the individuals who are the last to win the respect of the public even after they ran in to towers that would collapse. Despite their advanced medical training and certification they are called “Ambulance Drivers.” They are the first to be brought to court for decisions and actions that were made on the spur of the moment in environment’s of absolute chaos and often cleared after thousands of dollars of defense money when their decisions are backed up as appropriate.
They are individuals who carry no weapons and are attacked frequently, yelled at and spat on, then criticized for defending themselves from assaults from distraught patients or drug addicts who have turned violent.
It makes you ponder what kind of dedication it must take to shoulder the responsibility of life and death decisions that must be made in split seconds, and not in a controlled environment most often in inclement weather and dangerous scenes such as Columbine high school were EMS came under fire, and the attacks on September 11, 2001, that injured 119 EMT’s and Paramedics and resulted in the loss of life of 13 EMT’s and Paramedics, which are a couple of examples faced by this group called EMS.
These are the men and women of Emergency Medical Services. They are not as you will learn through out this site. These men and women are not “Ambulance Drivers.”
Written by: Charles B. Gillespie, M.D. Albany, Georgia 1978
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We see the injured and the sick as you have never seen them. Mighty and small they are, we see your faces frightened, beseeching, bewildered, yet hopeful in our abilities and training providing you help with our response. We see your pain, we see you when you feel vulnerable, your limbs broken and twisted, your bodies tattered, your blood on the asphalt, your children crying.
You trust us to help. You know we will help. We see and treat your illnesses too, in both small and large communities. You call to us when hearts are aching and dreams are shattered, in your time of weariness and need.
Sometimes you’re alone and cannot bear the fear as my partner and I are your only chance of survival. Fallen from a tractors in field we find you, stabbed in a dark ally, shot on bright boulevard, and in stilled cars we find you silent and pale cold and scared whether by day or night. The crunching of glass under our black heavy shoes tells that we are there to help.
We place a folded blanket over your body. Our beacons light up your streets as your babies are born or your children have been injured or ill. Our siren wails echoing down your boulevards, past your shiny glass walls, your yards, and through your quiet rural farms, as you look up from your work as we go by.
We fight the battle to keep you alive. We thank God when we win, we cover your eyes, when we have lost, and you breathe no more, we say a quite prayer for you and your family.
We are the EMT’s and Paramedics who serve your communities big or small, always ready to answer your call.
Dave D. (c) 09-06-2001
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my website, Dave's EMS Headquarters. I am sorry for the delay in updates, I was hospitalized, and then developed a secondary infection, I am back home as of today. I will be resuming updates & upgrades to site pages.
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