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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mandy Rants From Port Allegany

Blogger Mandy said...

James,

As I was reading your post about this fireman and his loss of life, it brought to mind an article that I had previously read. It's about an ambulance driver, but the concept is pretty much the same.

The Life of EMS Personnel

Standing in chest deep water, freezing rain falling and stinging as it hits the exposed parts of my body. Holding her head above water to keep her from drowning until rescue could get there to cut her free---
BUT I'M JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

Comforting a 89-year-old woman who just watched me and my partner cover the face of her husband of 64 years as he lay dead in their bathroom floor---
BUT I'M JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

On scene at an MVA with a mom trapped upside down in her car and her dead son's body laying on top of her, without a second thought for my own safety, I crawl into the wreckage to take C-spine control and calm the frantic lady---BUT I'M JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

Called away from my just prepared meal to respond to the middle of nowhere to a house with No numbers, No porch light on, Nobody waiting to signal us in and they complain because we took too long only to find out the patient left P.O.V ten minutes ago...so we smile and walk away from the verbal lashing only because we are
JUST AMBULANCE DRIVERS

Standing in the middle of the street at midnight on the wrong side of town trying to patch the holes and stop the bleeding of a 19-year-old shooting victim. With the occasional bullet wizzing past our heads, we never break stride because this kid's life is in our hands---BUT I'M JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

Doing chest compressions on a 16-year-old girl who decided this life was more than she could take. Her family screaming at us to help as though we are the ones who did this to her. Her lifeless body flailing about as the tube goes in and the IV's being started. My arms and back are burning from the pain of 30 minutes of CPR, never once giving up, hoping she would make it through and overcome whatever lead her to this bad decision----BUT I'M JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

Death is all around me and still I go home to live my life.

I get kicked, hit, spit on, bled on, puked on...

I look into the eyes of a lifeless child at 7am and by 8am, I'm holding my child a little tighter and they know nothing about what happened...

I have hundreds of hours of classroom time...

Years of in-the-field experience...

I have challenged death and won...

I've helped the helpless...

I've neglected my family for yours...

I find comfort in complete chaos...

I eat cold meals if I eat at all...

I work with no sleep for days at a time...

I miss birthdays, holidays and school functions...

I put myself in harm's way for a total stranger on a daily basis...

ALL BECAUSE I AM JUST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER

I AM AN AMBULANCE DRIVER!!! I DRIVE 90 MPH THROUGH CONGESTED TRAFFIC FULL OF PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY WHILE MY PARTNER STANDS UNRESTRAINED IN THE BACK OF THIS SCREAMING LAND MISSLE SAVING YOUR LOVED ONES LIFE!! NEVER ONCE DOES HE QUESTION MY DRIVING...HE KNOWS THAT AT THE END OF THIS SHIFT HE WILL GO HOME TO HIS FAMILY SAFELY BECAUSE I AM AN AMBULANCE DRIVER....

If you know anyone who works or volunteers in EMS, please thank them. And remember no matter what, they will always be there for you in your time of need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:24:00 PM EST

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I think Randy's rant are very true and apropriate. Thank you people for giving your time and care to prople that are really in trouble and need.