I currently work for ASAP EMS cooperation, a small ambulance provider. Our company currently provides 911 emergency medical services to the public in ten different counties in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. We also provide Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support transfer services between hospital facilities. Even though the company is small, the company serves a very diverse cultural population.
Ever since I was a young boy, I always wanted to be a firefighter. I played firefighter with my friends and we pretended to put our house and other objects out with the garden hose. We would jump out of the back of my dad’s truck with our hose just like the firefighters jumping out of their trucks. Every time I would see the fire truck drive by I would wave and say to my mom, “that is going to be me one day.”
As surprising as it may sound, I have been doing community service since the sixth grade and it is a new experience each time. It all began with a community clean up known as 'Keep McAllen Beautiful' as we got there everyone seemed excited to be there. It was beautiful to see such unity inside of my community, and I decided from then on that I would like continue helping out where it is needed. As I joined the National Honor Society my chances of providing my services increased, and I decided that I would assume a position of leadership when needed. I became the society's president, which allowed me to develop my time management skills, creativity, and efficiency. I organized an fundraiser for the hurricane Harvey disaster victims where all
“Volunteering in EMS has been a very rewarding experience,” he said. “As an EMT or paramedic, you get to see the impact of your work on your campus and community. As a student, it’s certainly beneficial — not only are you learning life-saving medical techniques, you are also acquiring an invaluable skillset, including time management skills and multitasking, which are in high demand in the world when you graduate. As is often the case with many campus activities, volunteering in college EMS takes time — collegiate EMTs need to be able to balance their important, lifesaving work on the ambulance, while still keeping up with academics.”
During my first couple of weeks, completing my hours for school was what my main goal is. I came. I did what I had to do. I went home and just slept it off. As weeks passed by, I then realized what volunteering was all about. Like nursing, volunteering is being selfless and compassionate. It is open-heartedly giving your time and effort to help those in need without asking for anything in return. The driver’s assistant shift was physically demanding, but seeing smiles on people’s faces when we arrive at every agency we deliver to pays off every back pain and tiredness. I have learned that big or small, my simple actions can have an effect on people. This experience has also been an eye-opener for me. Living in Canada, it is surprising to discover that a lot of people live in streets or cannot buy their own food. I have understood more how unique and important a nurse’s role is and how in a way can we impact and change one’s life. This experience helped me realize how I want my future nursing practice to be. I want to be that nurse who listens and provides comfort, who makes sure her patients are comfortable and well-taken care of, and whose motivation is not the pay or the title, but who has a strong desire and willingness to help. By volunteerism, I felt needed in society. Not only did it boost my self-esteem, but it has also helped me realize what I am
Every day I wake up and drive through the beautiful town that I live in and I realize how much my community has helped me grow. I joined National Honor Society because I wanted to give back to my community and I wanted to prove how thankful I truly am. When I started my junior year of high school, there was a shooting at a local community college and my neighbor, friend, and teammate, was tragically killed in the shooting. The day after the shooting I promptly decided to donate blood to help the survivors, and ever since then I have been a part of every American Red Cross Blood Drive that South Umpqua has hosted. The shooting affected me so much, and it still does, and I realized that is when I wanted to help those in need; I wanted to donate
Yusuf Abdullah, a family friend who has been in the medical field for fifteen years allowed for me to interview him for this essay. Yusuf gave me a lot of information that I did not know, he informed me that the starting salary for a paramedic ranges from $35,000-$45,000 making that out to be close to $14 an hour. I specifically asked Yusuf what he had to do to get through the training program to get his certification and he told me that when he enrolled in the program he only had an associate’s degree, he went through the process of having a drug test and background check, once he completed the tests and passed them he went through his basic EMT training courses, he the proceeded to complete the EMT intermediate courses and as soon as he passed those he completed his paramedic training. All of the work he did took him about four years to complete, that is also including his fire fighting certificate. After many years serving as both a paramedic and fire fighter he took it upon himself to become a teacher. A teacher who would teach students like me and train them to become a paramedic. Unfortunately he got into some trouble but before so taught at Daytona State College. Yusuf gave me a lot of information I didn’t
The Mercy Flights Explorer Post is the career education part of Boy Scouts of America. I have been part of the post for 2 years and was elected as ambulance operation making me responsible for maintaining and restocking the ambulance that Mercy Flights donated to the post. Within my 2 years I have done eight twelve hour shift ride alongs on the ambulance assisting the paramedic and EMT with patients as we transport them to the hospital ranging from sprained ankles to heart attacks. A big part of what the post does is attend community events where we provide first aid to
As a student-athlete who has been involved in multiple research activities for the duration of my undergraduate college experience, free hours have always been precious. During my time as an undergraduate student, I have helped coordinate an annual race to raise money for mesothelioma research with over one thousand participants each time and have helped tear down and build a house for Habitat for Humanity. Further, I have volunteered, deferring payment, as a peer tutor for several undergraduate courses. However, my most meaningful volunteering experience has been the time that I have volunteered with AseraCare Hospice. Prior to the beginning of this academic year, I had only volunteered with AseraCare for around two months as a junior following
The duty of every firefighter is to provide the best service possible to the people they protect and serve. No one can deny this. A good firefighter attempts to be better every day whether they are on or off shift. Bettering yourself can be accomplished through training, conditioning, and education. It is our responsibility to uphold those standards for all the people who rely on us every day. Obtaining a paramedic license allows one to help others in a way they were unable to do so before. This is my goal; to increase my knowledge, my skills, and the tools available to better help the public of Montpelier.
Your team found the data entry instructions provided by the state during the pilot not very helpful. However, you provide your crew with the link to the data entry resources on the state’s website.
Urgent Ambulance Services is a company that is to service its community by providing urgent and non-emergency medical pre hospital care. The organization would be serving their communities by promoting health, and safety educations in the communities they service. The organization is to educated young and old of First Aid, CPR, and safety to install the awareness and promote healthy choices. The organization is to also provide effective and prompt pre-hospital Medical services to community that calls for any non-emergent and emergency medical help, and transportations.
The main reason I want to become a paramedic is because I want to make a difference. I want to impact someone’s life in a good way as it once did mine. When I was ten, I was in a really bad car crash and the first responders were an ambulance who had seen the crash. They rushed to the scene and assessed the situation. They calmed me down and told me what I needed to hear, even though
During my darkest moments ,dozens if not hundreds of them, responded swiftly many of times. As soon as I was old enough I joined my local rescue squad; Laurel Volunteer rescue squad (LVRS) in Laurel, MD. I joined for many reasons, main reason was to help people in their darkest moments as I was once helped. At LVRS we provide medical, rescue and fire services to the citizens of the Greater Laurel area and four bordering counties. Additionally at (LVRS) we own three ambulances, two engines, water rescue boat, and a heavy rescue squad. The heavy rescue squad is my favorite vehicle because of what it carries onboard. It’s a million dollar plus vehicle that has every tool, every type of rope, jaws of life, generators, medical supplies and equipment, airbags that can lift a 45-ton 18 wheeler of off someone's limbs. I am in the process of completing my EMT and fire 1
Over the last five years I have worked with college staff to get students more involved in campus safety and the main way was through the creation of a student patrol called Tiger Patrol. The program has been a great success and we wanted to expand it to a student EMS group that would help respond to medical emergencies on campus. Through the help of student Kyle Sansom who has done most of the work CC EMS is now up and running. The team is made up of 9 students, are all state certified and practice under the guidance of a local Doctor. They have worked several shifts and have responded to a couple medical emergencies and have worked side-by-side with AMR and CSFD. We are still testing out the program and will be working to make adjustments