Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Rules of EMS
My blogging buddy Ambulance Driver and his friend Ron have put up two posts giving the Rules Of EMS. They're very much tongue-in-cheek, often laugh-out-loud funny, and very true.
I've never been a qualified EMT or paramedic in the US sense, but having been trained in first aid by, and crewed ambulances (as a volunteer) for, St. John Ambulance in South Africa during my late teens and early twenties, I have some idea of what's involved. These rules not only tickled my funny-bone, they brought back somber memories of some things I'd rather not remember . . . times when the funny wasn't there at all, just the desperate struggle to save a life. Sometimes, we succeeded. Sometimes, we didn't.
I highly recommend both articles. Thanks, AD and Ron, for putting them up.