Angels of Emergency: Rescue Stories from America's by Donna Theisen, Dary Matera

By Donna Theisen, Dary Matera

This is often like chook Soup for the Soul! choice of many many brief tales of paramedics occurring their path. quite particularly fascinating tales that I simply savored each tale. i like the e-book alot! i'm hoping they make one other one!!! nice untold backstage of what paramedics battle through. an attractive read!!!

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Our day offs were arranged so she had a day to herself, I had a day to myself, and we had a day together. I don't know about anybody else, but it worked great for our marriage. We haven't had to have anybody else raise our children, and that's a big plus, because I loved my kids and I got to raise them, not the television or day care. Another reason I stay in EMS is because no two days are the same. I don't punch a time clock, and if you do your job, nobody screws with you, which I like a lot. There aren't too many jobs that I know of where you can do that.

Ranger/EMS 41 I like the fact that firefighters evolved into paramedics. Frankly, firefighters were getting stagnant. Because of modern construction techniques, there aren't near as many fires today as there were twenty years ago. In turn, there are a lot more medical emergencies. Thus, it was a natural process of evolution that turned firefighters into paramedics. Studies have shown that the first few minutes after a serious injury, an auto accident, or a heart attack are the most important.

They look at you and think, "Oh, thank God you're here! " 57 It makes you feel sort of important. This profession, hectic and heartbreaking as it can be, has given me great personal satisfaction. I remember this little old lady we were taking to the hospital. She had the whitest hair and clearest blue eyes that I've ever seen. I had an overpowering premonition that this would be her last ride. I must have had a despondent look on my face because she touched my hand and said, "Honey, don't look so sad and worried.

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