I asked for guest bloggers to contribute some articles while I’m away on vacation. Dan wrote volunteering his and saying he has an extensive background in the medical field and as an EMT. Medical preparations I feel are some of the most important ones to get training in. I was ecstatic to get a medical article and when I did I have to admit to being blown away by the quality and content. You can find Dan on Facebook at SEMO Preparedness Network. Huge thanks to Dan and please stop by and give him a like on Facebook.
Hello, my name’s Dan and I’m a Paramedic. Sounds like an admission for a 12 step recovery program and for some of the things I have seen over the last 14 years in Emergency Medical Services I probably need counseling. Over the years spent working on the ambulance and on the fire department I have learned a secret that many never learn and some have down to an art. Being prepared saves lives. Seems like a no brainer right? The Paramedics are always prepared right? Short answer, no. The most successful Paramedics, the ones people turn to when things get chaotic, have a plan. That plan might not cover every contingency but it beats the hell out of flying by the seat of your pants when lives are at stake.