(1) impounded GMC blazer [covered in Jesus stickers]
(1) fire engine
(13) EMT students
(1) instructor [as all the others called in sick]
Mix ingredients copiously with a portable generator, hand tools, and several C-collars. Add 3 inches of fresh, blowing snow and simmer for 5 hours.
One fun-filled day where I felt entirely inadequate and pissed off multiple people. Hooray!
Before: One moderately crumpled practice vehicle, complete with no less than 3 Jesus stickers (my fave: it's the 10 commandments, not the 10 suggestions), plus one engine, one ambulance.
Had a good debrief with the fire crew on site, then did EMS debrief back at the classroom. I learned a lot of things about myself, I think. I have a hard time being a support person - I tend to take over when things aren't going the way I think they should. I talk too much, and too loud (happens when I'm under stress, so this is tough for me to break). When I'm not the in-charge, I need to zip my mouth unless I see something unsafe.
There is a line somewhere between being a good leader and being a pain in the rear. I firmly jumped over that line with both feet. Not good.
In retrospect, I would have done some things differently. And I will do things differently in class from now on. My first priority is the patient. That will not change.
Coming next: TB Tests, Trauma written test, and beginning special populations.