Uniform Stories Staff
Uniform Stories provides unique insight from the men and women in EMS. The stories told in this column are meant to offer a channel for paramedics to share their experiences while connecting with the community and each other. Uniform Stories content is both entertaining and practical.
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Quiz: How well do you know your EMS slang?–
Have you mastered the EMS language?
11 unbelievably good imitations of sirens–
You have to hear these
The forgotten corner of the first responder universe–
The role, though thankless, is endlessly important.
19 thoughts only a medic will understand–
You know you're a medic if any of these thoughts have crossed your mind
What happens when the calls finally catch up to you?–
I thought long and hard about having this published. Even those nearest and dearest to me don't know what I’m about to admit.
From EMS provider to taxi driver: The abuse of the 911 system–
When resources are squandered, and real emergencies happen, people die
Top 9 lies everyone new to EMS should ignore–
Don't believe everything you hear about the profession before starting your career
How writing may have saved my EMS career–
When I started writing, I never imagined that it would actually make me a better paramedic
5 thoughts for the living, coping with death–
Death reminds EMTs of important messages to send the living.
10 New Year's resolutions for paramedics–
Here are 10 resolutions for personal and professional success in the year ahead
How do you live with yourself after killing a man?–
I tell myself that second guessing comes with the territory, and that I did what I could, but sometimes all we can do isn't enough
5 signs your paramedic spouse has PTSD–
Ever read an article on PTSD and wondered, “Does my spouse have this?”
My children don’t know their father before PTSD–
As hard as I tried, I couldn’t protect our children from every episode that ripped through our house. Here’s our story.
What do I know? I’m just a paramedic–
Dealing with customers is a challenge, to say the least
5 signs the last EMS crew had a bad shift–
In EMS, shift change is one of the biggest indicators of how the rest of the day is going to go.
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