A rare insight into the life of a Paramedic

Quick! Is this a good day to be on the engine?

This…is…20 seconds of insight into my life.

Courtesy of my friend Sabine (Who was my partner on a great many runs on this blog) and the folks at Huffington post.com (Who have yet to work a shift on the medic van.)

EDIT – This video drew some almost negative comments on facebook.  Upset a certain news source posted what we deal with day in and day out?  God forbid people see the toll mental health, substance abuse and the desire to be on camera have on our responders on a daily basis.  If you can’t laugh at this because it is offensive, you may want to go hide in a corner the rest of your life. – HM

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22 thoughts on “A rare insight into the life of a Paramedic”

  1. Only thing offensive is the Medic having to carry the bags back to the truck…isnt that what Fire is for??? Folks don’t get that we deal with MUCH more with this everyday than the “good” stuff.

  2. Only thing offensive is the Medic having to carry the bags back to the truck…isnt that what Fire is for??? Folks don’t get that we deal with MUCH more with this everyday than the “good” stuff.

  3. Any time you can take a live patient away from the scene of a fire, it’s a good call. If the patient has a sense of humor (even if it’s alcohol induced), so much the better.

  4. Any time you can take a live patient away from the scene of a fire, it’s a good call. If the patient has a sense of humor (even if it’s alcohol induced), so much the better.

  5. I wonder what’d the medic say to get the double middle finger salute? The patient was so “happy” before he approached…

  6. I wonder what’d the medic say to get the double middle finger salute? The patient was so “happy” before he approached…

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