Certified Emergency Responder!

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by Salekdarling, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Salekdarling

    Salekdarling Member

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    I passed my test and I am now CPR and first aid certified! I'm thinking after the Police Academy is over that I will try adding Paramedic to my skills list. I love helping people and would consider it to be a honor to serve my community, be it as a Police Officer, or in the EMS. Plus, it would make for good prepping skills. :p

    Any folks on here in EMS? Tell me about your most fulfilling experience in the field.
     
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Congrats!!!

    I think I need to up date mine ... :eek:
     

  3. kejmack

    kejmack Texas!!!

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    I'm a EMD and an EMT. My son is an EMT working towards his Paramedic. My other son is an MP in the military and an EMT. Saving someone is always fulfilling. Having a child die on you is the absolute worst!!! You never really get over that.
     
  4. Turtle

    Turtle Well-Known Member

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    Hey, congrats! I am First Responder certified, too; kind of a good feeling, eh?:)

    Look in to a local Search and Rescue group; I was talking to an older officer in my department who is also very active in the local SAR unit, and it sounds AWESOME! Lots of usable skills to be learned, a great way to help out the community, and could present some cool opportunities!
     
  5. Dan1966

    Dan1966 Survival Doc

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    I highly recommend the WUMP course through the wilderness medicine institute. I took this course as a physician with trauma training and learned a great deal about treating injuries when advanced care is not available. EMT's and paramedics made up the bulk of the participants and they get WEMT certification.
     
  6. goshengirl

    goshengirl Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! :2thumb:
     
  7. Salekdarling

    Salekdarling Member

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    I will look into it! Thank you for the advice Dan. :2thumb:
     
  8. TNmedicman

    TNmedicman NREMT-P

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    I am a medic and been a NREMT-P for more years than I would like to call. I work in an inner city area and it gets old fast. The best thing I can tell you is find an area you like and stick with it. Use the training learned in school as a starting point. Research the wilderness training and also research the possibilities of joining your local DMAT team as they can teach you how we do things in a real disaster. That would be the best way to learn how to deal with those situations for when the SHTF. Just my thoughts.
     
  9. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens Still waiting for the zombies.

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    Congratulations! :congrat:

    The more you can learn the better off you and those around you will be.
     
  10. Salekdarling

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    Thank you for the advice and for your honesty. I will look into DMAT as well.

    That's why I keep wanting to go back to school...but I just don't have the money to be certified in everything I want to be certified in!:gaah: Like Nursing school sound incredibly interesting to me; especially after I had my first aid/cpr and after watching videos from Patriot Nurse on youtube. It would be so helpful to learn all that I can!