The members of Plymouth Vol. Fire Department are now the proud owners of a shiny, 1991 Spartan Tanker. 1500 gal tank, at 100gpm. A huge improvement over the 80’s era engine we were running on. Driven home all the way from Carroll County, MD, we are excited to welcome this newest piece of apparatus. Can… Continue reading It’s A Girl!
Tonight marks the last module exam of EMT Class. We’ll never take one again. The next test we see in class will have 100 questions over 39 chapters, and will decide whether or not we can pursue National certification. Tonight, we also ran through skills stations. One, for the first time, with a preceptor. First… Continue reading -January 30th-
Ready, set, GO! Clamoring. Excitement. That’s what filled the apparatus bay as a dozen Explorers scrambled into their bunker gear. We pulled on hoods, threw on air packs, and firmly strapped on our helmets until we resembled something of a team. Alarms beeped angrily, announcing who’d forgotten to close their air valve. For once, it… Continue reading Ready, Set, Go! (And other Christmas shenanigans)
Yay for pictures! Tonight’s class saw us wheeling one another up and down the stairs with the stair chair. As they strapped in and said a prayer, it took every ounce of self control to keep my mouth shut. Laughter bubbled inside me at their fearful expressions, and I stared intently at the wall until… Continue reading Stairs and such
“Do you want to be lead medic?” My partner asked as we headed to our first scenario. I twirled a pen between my fingers.“Uh, I can be. If you want.” I didn’t. Not really. I didn’t want to give instructions. But neither did he. So our tentative dance continued until we reached the doorway. We… Continue reading My Lightbulb Moments
Winter Break is looming around the corner, and with it; ER clinicals. So I thought I’d start a new project on here. Reflect on the first half of EMT class, and anticipate what’s coming up in Exploring. For Exploring, I am looking into competitions, and what they entail. Multiple posts meet for an event that… Continue reading -Insert creative title here-
Hey guys! I recently returned from the Iowa EMS Association’s annual conference, in Des Moines, Iowa. Two days of classes, exhibit halls, and networking with other EMS professionals. I am exhausted! But also excited. I learned so much! From playing with expensive pagers to stuffing my backpack with free merch, it was a blast from… Continue reading IEMSA 2016