Why start another EMS blog?
A question I've been asking myself for the past few months while I read through other EMS bloggers' histories. There's enough reading and podcasts out there to keep me busy for years, but it's the record - two years, three years worth of someone's life in EMS - daily musings both dark and light from all over this planet. I enjoy their lives. I actually feel like I know some of them pretty well, and I thought my stories might be worth sharing.
You see I live a different life than most. I have a day job. I make maps. I'm working on my graduate degree online in pursuit of being better at my job.
But then there's this EMS thing. EMS is my passion and addiction. I work for a park in western North America and get paid (sometimes - more on that later) to go out and drive the ambulance or attend patients when we get a call. I also just started as a volunteer for the local fire department/EMS. 'Cause I obviously have way too much time on my hands!
I suppose this blog is more for me than for you, gentle reader, who stumble upon it. I need a place for this part of my life and I created one corner of the web for it. It's for the EMS in me - my calls, mistakes, and my journey from First Responder to EMT-B to ???
The other aspects of my life might creep in from time to time, you will just have to forgive that as reality. I like to brew cider and beer. I like to travel (EMS World Expo in 6 weeks woot!) I hike. I sketch. I read. I write. I love my family and where we live. I enjoy helping people.
I'm going to plop my bedroll down and stay a while. Hope you enjoy the ride.