Getting hit in the head with a halligan probably doesnt feel so good. Use your tools as an extension from the wall and not as extra reach while doing your search.
Repost from @misfitfirecompany
"Our wall is a anchor to our orientation. If we come off the wall for too long we can end up being disoriented. I’m a realist, I don’t expect you to search for life and fire while bear hugging a orientation point the entire time. It’s energy being wasted and altogether time consuming. Making sure we push out, getting low on our belly, shining a light and sweeping all around looking left and right is a absolute must. (Fingers and hands can identify that leg or shoulder or elbow, our tools however cannot) Ultimately making sure we come back to our wall or orientation point to make sure we are still on track, counting corners as we go. Getting lost in the middle of a room could be somewhat synonymous with being lost at sea...at night..during a storm. Train on aggressive search, train on coming off and back on the wall. Train on body position, will conditions dictate if your walking, duck walking, or shuffling on your knees? Get out of the mindset of crawling on all fours. We may act like it at times but we are not animals. Don’t write off a search for a house that was radioed in as “Fully Involved”. Doors closed on the interior saves lives and buys us time. This has been proven. Do not buy in to the fear mongers tactics and the kool-aid they drink. Despite what you have been told and may have heard VES IS a SAFE form of search if not our safest. Stay vigilant in your pursuit for perfecting the craft and leaving it better than you found it. -Z "
It was the hardest thing I've ever done! I cried
I lost sleep
I saw things that seem unreal
I experienced death in my arms
But I didn't give up!
I took naps in my car between shifts
I loved on my patients
I got a foot in the door for my career
I gave hope on fearful days
Passing of physical national exam (1st go around)
And a TON of self growth! #emt#emtstudent#emtlife#emtacademy
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Our prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Blue @costamesapd. “Officer Reyes was a loyal public servant. He was truly passionate about our chosen profession and committed to traffic safety in our community. He was our brother, our friend, a great father, and a husband. As a tight-knit Department, we are devastated and feeling the grave and sudden loss of our brother. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has reached out to us publicly and privately. All your condolences, prayers, kind thoughts and positive gestures have been heartwarming and appreciated. As we finalize funeral arrangements, we will make that information available to the public.” - Chief Rob Sharpnack 📷: @ ocfirefighters
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Today, I had the honor and privilege of presiding over the Fire-EMS Legislative Caucus as the new slate of officers took the helm for the next two years. It was a bittersweet moment but I am nonetheless grateful and humbled to have served with such an amazing group of legislators. The issues that our courageous First Responders currently face are vast and complex. I have immense faith that the caucus will continue to speak out and advocate for these warriors on a unified and collective front.
I thank you all for the many kind words that were shared as I departed and I want to thank Rep. Pat Boyd for the beautiful statue; a firefighter that is kneeling in prayer. The scripture that is engraved on the side is certainly fitting for this moment.
Click the link below to watch the meeting and to learn more about the issues that will debated during the 2019 session. ———————————— Be Patient In Affliction
Affliction can draw us closer to Christ or drive us away from Christ. It can be a tool of the Lord’s to build our trust in Him or it can be a wrecking ball of belief in His goodness. Whether a heavy or light malady, we accept disruptions as either a blessing or a curse. Sometimes pain is produced in circumstances totally out of our control, other times our unwise decisions create cruel consequences. Either way God uses our afflictions for His glory and brings us sweet comfort.
Those who fight against affliction exhaust their energy, but those who embrace difficulties endure. To embrace difficulty does not mean we like pain or enjoy suffering, but it does mean we trust God to work out a good outcome for His glory. He is full of mercy and compassion in the middle of physical upheaval and emotional exhaustion. Thus, we are patient to pray for God’s grace to give us the will to wait on Him and to rest in Him. Prayer perseveres.
When you have to practice your EMT trauma skills on your daughter’s guinea pig because your guinea pig attacked it and left a gaping puncture wound on its back. Shamus was an excellent patient and says he for sure thinks I’m ready my NIEMT skills test.
They say that in #EMS , you know a photo is staged if someone is running....especially me.😉 Honored to be a part of #HRH , and honored to have spent the last year serving my community alongside such an incredible, rapidly-growing team of #healthcare professionals. #community#wepromise#emt