If you’re not in class – You arrive to the station about 30 mins early and change in to your uniform. You’ll pull your bedding out of your locker and set up your bunk. You tag up with your Officer and you both talk through plans for the shift.
You and your crew make their way out to the rig. You overhear the outgoing Officer provide a report to your Officer about their activities throughout the shift. You begin checking out the equipment on the rig.
Your Officer knows that you have an EMT class coming up so he asks you to grab the monitor off the Ambulance. Your crew spends an hour and a half reviewing the functions and uses with you.
Each member of the duty-crew is assigned a clean-up. Maintaining the station’s cleanliness is everyone’s responsibility. Doing so builds pride and demonstrates shared responsibility. A station’s cleanliness is traditionally used to judge a crew’s character. Everyone heads to bed shortly after clean-ups.
Right as your crew is placing an order for dinner you are dispatched to a reported difficulty breathing in your first due area.
On the way to the call, your Officer briefs the crew over the headsets that it’s a patient with a history of COPD and that they are cyanotic. The Lead EMT explains what that means based on the confused look you gave them.
When you arrive, you hop out of the rig and grab some equipment. You follow your crew inside and watch as the EMT begins assessing the patient. After some treatment the patient’s condition improves and you all head to the hospital.
On the way back from the call the EMT reviews some details with the crew and discusses what went well, and how it could go better next time. When you arrive back at the station you help refill some equipment that had been used and return to training.
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