Monday, March 7, 2011

The Beginning.

I just thought it was time I jumped on this band wagon, after spending the weekend with a bunch of EMS bloggers. And I realized, there is a lot to the EMS world that everyone sees differently and don't realize how different it is really. Heck, I see it a lot differently than most people.

But first, I think it is time to mention a bit about me and my role in this world.

I'm a volunteer firefighter in a small department in a small town, if you can even really call it a town. There isn't much here, but to me it is home. I have lived in this town my whole life, and know most of the people and have known them since I was little.

I first wanted to join the fire department when I was 13, but I wasn't old enough at the time. When I was 15 I got a chance to see what being a firefighter was all about for a week, and it changed my life. I knew at once that I belonged here. There was a feeling of it just connecting to me, and calling me to it. When I was 16 I finally joined my department, and started going on calls soon after I joined. Months after that I finally started my training, where I ended up spending 5 months straight doing fire training. I wasn't old enough yet to become an EMT, and at the time had no interest in becoming one.

That was only a year ago. Since then a lot has changed and I have decided to become an EMT, since most calls we go on are medical. And if I want to really help people, then the best way to do it is to become an EMT.

There is a lot more to this story, but this is the simple version. And over time it will continue on, as it becomes more complicated and we move on. I am only just starting this adventure, and who knows where it will take me.

As for the name...

I actually think that might be a story for another time.