31 March 2004
"Taking a step back"
I thought I would take a few to tell you about where I work and what goes on as to help you with the future stories.
I work in a city of roughly 58,000 people with a coverage area of around 21 square miles. We are a private company but are contracted by the city to run all 911 calls for EMS. On average, we run just under 60,000 calls a year. (this is between 2 bigger cities).
We work 24 hour shifts in a standard A,B,C rotation. I am on C-shift. I have been here in Elyria for about 3 years now. Ironically, my first shift was 9-11-01...the day the world stopped.
My day usually starts with arriving at 0830 to start the shift, then the priorities kick in...gotta get my coffee...okay, priorities done.
Next is truck check. This usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes. A wash is next and then, the wait....
From this point on, it is hit or miss. We are either waiting for a call..or waiting for a break.
Above are some pics I put in to show a little of what I do. This is only a cliffnotes version of what it is like.
You can visit our website too at www.lifecareambulance.com.
I hope you continue to read on.