Bronx Train Derailment

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been active but that’s something I’m going to work on changing. This morning a train derailment occurred in the Bronx I will be following along and updating my facebook page and twitter with news as it occurs. It has also been reported than an MCI has been declared. I will continue to research the incident as the day goes on and take a look at the response from FDNY, NYPD, etc.

The New Guy

FNG… yup that’s me the F-ing New Guy. It’s been a while since I’ve been the new guy at anyplace that I work and its strange being the trainee and not the training officer.  This new agency has different protocols than I’m used to, much more advanced than previous agencies I’ve worked with (which is […]

Happy Birthday US Coast Guard

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Today is the Birthday of the United States Coast Guard the nation’s (if not world’s) primer maritime service. The US Coast Guard is very social media friendly and there is a lot to learn by visiting their website which is also the home to their blog. You can also view President Obama’s Birthday Message to […]

Back in Service

Central to all units in the field: Dispatcher 1 is back in service. That’s correct after being a little burnt out with things and not being able to complete and publish a post since December I’m ready to come back to action. I feel like it has been so long since I’ve been active that I want to make a small reintroduction to myself and the vision I have for this blog.

Out of Control

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Innocent children being killed, firefighters being ambushed, newspapers giving everyone who has a pistol permit. An entry I never thought I’d write but one I used to get some stuff off my chest.

Location & Cooperation, Your guide to 911

People call 911 having no idea where they are, what car they’re driving, and important information needed to help themselves. Everyone should take a little time to pay attention to intersections and landmarks that they pass while driving.

Thank You

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Thank you to all the Veterans who have served in the armed services of the United States. Whether the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and of course my shipmates in the US Coast Guard without the wonderful people making amazing sacrifices this nation could not be what it is. Thank you to all those who […]

Information Rant Style

Ever get fed up? I do. When I started this blog I was all gun ho about talking about Emergency Communications and Emergency Medical Services. As time went on it was pretty clear that the blog was becoming more and more about EMS and not necessarily about the communications aspect like it was supposed to […]

Be Honest With Yourself

It’s okay to be bothered by things that we see every day in Emergency Services… Whether you’re an EMT, AEMT, Police Officer, Fireman, or even a Dispatcher who only talks to the people on the scene… You are human we feel emotions… sometimes we can’t handle them on our own. Reach out to someone your partner, your co-workers, a friend… or a professional. It’s not weakness… it’s being brave you’re facing your emotion and your fears. Trust me it’s better that way.

A Volunteer

I work for an agency that is half paid and half volunteer I’ve been a member now for over two years and I was very skeptical at first having only experienced straight volunteer or a commercial agency. I will say that I was surprised at how well it worked the volunteer crews here are held to the same standards as the paid crews. Volunteer duty crews are expected to wear the same uniforms and operate from the station with a fully checked, clean, and prepared ambulance. I won’t say that there aren’t issues sometimes but then again even with the paid staff some of the employees can be challenging at best.

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