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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by medic2230, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    Ryan DCFS

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    They were at 89.75 whatever instead of 90.00 %. I was pointing out that them being out of compliance was by a very slim marigin. In real numbers, with a call volume of 6600 calls... The difference between 89.75 and 90 is 16.5 calls.

    I'm simply looking at the numbers here... SCC put some pretty insane stipulations into the contract, and r/m severely underbid and should never have agreed to the terms... Not to mention the Shirikawa drama that they were/are a part of...
    I'm not defending r/m... They are a joke...

    I shit you not... This was told to me by the crew in question, on the day it happened... About a week before I left... There was a BLS unit on a call... I was told it was a SNF... Two EMT's, neither of whom are FTO's, are on scene with a patient and one of the higher up r/m managers pulls up to the scene...

    in a brand spanking new, Rural/Metro, officially painted BMW...

    With a newly hired EMT in the passenger seat... Passes the new guy off to the unit and tells them they're training him for the rest of the day, and then leaves...

    Did I mention the rural/metro branded BMW..?

    Yet they still manage to somehow justify paying their EMT's one dollar over the city minimum wage of the two largest cities in the area of operation (San Jose and SF now have min. Wage of 10.50).. Still well below living wage in the Bay Area... And now they're saying they cant pay off their debts... Real surprise...

    I heard someone put it bluntly... R/m is a for-profit company that is making huge profits by hiring young males who want to become firefighters at shit wages. The turnover rate is astounding...
     
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  2. Jul 24, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Sorry for the rant... I'm still a little perturbed with their management after the way they handled my resignation.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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    I don't think we disagree. The numbers I quoted are the published numbers. But regardless, 12m; 90% of the time is a contracted number-so if you miss it, you miss it. That isn't their only issue otherwise, they wouldn't paying so much in fines :)

    It would not surprise me to learn a lot of this is politically motivated by the Shirakawa question.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    What could cause a blood vessel in an eye, to be swollen? Also have a red spot next to the colored part. Have not hit or injured it in any way. Was fine earlier.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    Hypertension.
    Red dot could be from a burst capillary that's causing a small amount of blood to pool in the sclera.

    Do you take your BP on a regular basis? Is it high? Any headaches?
     
  6. Sep 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    no headache and pressure was fine (after i found the spot)
     
  7. Sep 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    I think it would be cool if you all could come up with an essential First Aid type go bag to keep in your truck. I know you can buy First Aid kits etc. But you all should have a better idea from experience of what would be some good things for us to carry. Maybe even when listing items also list potential uses.
    More or less a run down for everybody interested in being a little more prepared.
    Pictures would be good too.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Abdo pads, lots of triangulars, good scissors, alcohol wipes, gloves, more gloves. Random assortment of meds (Benadryl, ASA, Tylenol, Childrens Tylenol, Ibuprofin, Tums, Pepto.)

    With that you can pretty much handle 99% of anything before getting medical assistance.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    bottle of rum and duct tape, and a wooden spoon for pain control :D in all seriousnous though krazies list is great go with that.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Licensing exam tomorrow:eek::goingcrazy:
     
  11. Sep 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    I use to live in PG county Maryland... I kept quick clot combat gauze in mine..
     
  12. Sep 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    Good luck!
     
  13. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    thanks!! well it is done and written can take upto 2 days for results
     
  14. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    Good luck to you!
     
  15. Sep 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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    A question for you medical professionals, my stomach has been sore for the last 2 days, no real diet change and it hurts all across the front (from about 10:00 to 1:00) of my stomach, and it usually hurts more when i bend/lean over.

    Any thoughts or things to look for?
     
  16. Sep 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    any other info? Abdominal pain could be many things. what does the pain feel like? how bad is it? on anyone side? any change in your usual habit, more exercise? anyone around you been sick lately? have you had this before? what were you doing when it started happening? does it hurt anywhere else?

    oh and call EMS or you doctor should you feel the need in no way shape or form is anything here medical advice.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    Pooped lately?
     
  18. Sep 16, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    :thumbsup: if it got serious (right now it's just annoying) then i'd definitely be going to my doctor.
    Yep, feces and urine cycle is normal.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Keeping up on your fluids and electrolytes?
     
  20. Sep 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    fluids, yes, electrolytes, maybe.
     
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