How was my day?

Posted: July 14, 2011 in EMS
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I routinely get asked how my day was. Lately I have responded with “Slow”. Then people say how that is a good thing because then nobody was sick, injured or hurt. When I tell them this is true but I wish it was busier, I get a lecture about how bad of a person I am wishing harm to someone.


What they do not realize, is that I would never wish harm to someone. It is just that I have a special skill set, I have been through lots of training, practice, practical’s, and skill tests to get these skills. Not everyone can do it. Some people who do this shouldn’t be doing it! And I am good at it. I want to use it. I feel like God gave me this skill set so I can help people. And if I am not helping people then it is going to waste.

It is kind of like a soldier, we train them to kill, and we train them to be good at it. But when they don’t get a chance to go to war, we go on about how much of a waste it is and downgrade our military. Then 9/11 comes along, 2 wars start, as well as keeping Korea and other hot spots manned, and running drug interdiction on the coast. All of a sudden we don’t have the troops needed and there is an out cry!

Now, yes I will admit that the adrenaline rush is there, it is not the sole reason I am in this profession. Helping people is kind of cliché, but is the truth. Lights and sirens? Yeah, can’t deny the pleasure I get in seeing two out of three cars pull out of my way (to the third car, it may be your family member I am rushing to take care of!)

I (and all my fellow EMS providers) have a very unique skill set that less than ten percent of the nation have! Do the math on that one!

I don’t want to see you get hurt, I just want to be there when you do!

Now I realize this is not my most well written post, and I am thinking of editing it, but it is something that has been nagging at me.

  1. Kelly says:

    I get what you are saying; it was a well written post.

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