‘I’ll never forget that call ...’
EMS1 Unforgettable Calls is a place where EMS providers from across the country can connect to share their stories about the calls that have stayed with them, everything from responding to a family member’s emergency to the memorable moment a patient thanked them for saving their life.
If you’d like to share your story with the EMS1 community, please review our submission guidelines and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We learn so much from the actions of others, even simply knowing that others have been through similar experiences. Share your dramatic rescues, touch-and-go moments with patients, the humanity of brothers and sisters helping each other after natural disasters – any moment you consider truly unforgettable.
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“I started fishing in my handlebar bag for my Garmin InReach as I rolled up on a younger man attempting inadequate CPR on an older man”
A volunteer firefighter/paramedic was in the right place at the right time for an expectant mother and her visiting family
How to best manage our high-stress, time-compressed working conditions to control fight-or-flight response
Acadian Paramedic Heather Waites and EMT Ryan Wilkenfeld were recently awarded for their actions after witnessing the crash
How a ‘perfect storm’ of events led EMS providers to saving an unconscious driver from a burning vehicle
Paramedic Shea Lathrum and EMT Brandon Busch were returning from an out-of-county transport when they saw a car leave the roadway and catch fire
Breaking down police, fire rescue, EMS roles in a traffic incident management system
Daniel O’Beirne and Jordan Reed, two strangers with fire and EMS backgrounds, worked together to save a driver whose semi-truck struck a pole and burst into flames
Bob Stanczyk was putting out hot spots when he noticed discomfort in his left shoulder; alerting EMTs he didn’t feel right saved his life
A serendipitous stop at a drive-in leads to saving a young man experiencing V-fib – and a new friendship