Category Archives: ems-topics

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 […]

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.

Just Because

A mentor of mine once said: “We are called into people’s lives when they are at their worst. Times when someone would want to hide from their family, their best friend, their loved ones… and call on a perfect stranger to help. This is an honor and should be treated as such.”

Location, Location, Location!

People are not educated in how their 911 systems work. They do not know what to expect when to call 911, they do not know what they’re supposed to do in an emergency and the biggest problem that I cannot fathom is that most people have no idea whatsoever where they are… So here are some tips on calling 911.

Black Friday – Share your story…

Everyone in Emergency Services be it Fire, Police, or EMS knows that holidays are often the worst times to be on duty. Personally I think the worst time to work not necessarily on the road but in the 911 Center is Black Friday…

Dispatcher 1 In Service

Welcome to Unit Calling Central!  I’m Dispatcher One the author of this blog.  I wanted to start by saying that it’s been a process getting things setup but it’s well worth it and Fire EMS Blogs is an amazing network that I’m proud to be apart of. I thought a lot about what I wanted […]

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Dispatcher 1

Unit Calling Central is a blog about Emergency Medical Services from the perspective of the provider in the field as well as the Dispatcher at the Communications Center. This blog is written by an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician as well as a Dispatcher who has multiple years of experience a BLS Provider, ALS Provider, and as a Dispatcher both in a 911 Center as well as for a Commercial Agency. The author known as “Dispatcher 1″ has held certification in multiple states and is also certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher, among other communications qualifications.

Welcome to Unit Calling!

Unit Calling Central is a blog about EMS from the point of view of the dispatcher as well as the EMS Provider in the field. Check out our about page for more information!