For many, a new year means a fresh start. Setting new goals and new resolutions. You may have set a few of your own. You definitely saw your fair share of other people’s on social media. Working to better yourself is a worthy endeavor, whether you’re inspired by the new year or not. But the important thing is not setting the goals, it’s if you follow through and complete them.
You can’t say the thought hasn’t crossed your mind. “What if that allusive man in red had a day job?” And not just any job, but worked as an EMT. Here’s how we’d imagine Santa’s epic flight around the world would happen. You know...after pulling a twelve hour shift the night before.
Being an EMT can be a thankless job. Long hours. Stressful circumstances. Getting covered in substances no one should be covered with. Most of us wouldn’t last a week in those conditions, but for EMTs—they live for it. So for this Thanksgiving, we made this guide to show the EMT in your life how thankful you are for all they do for you and those they care for.
We are from California—so whether we’re crawling down the 405 or dodging yellow cabs, we wanted to bring that laid back attitude everywhere we go. Being so different also means our EMTs have come up with quite a few nicknames for their rigs.
Best friends make life livable. They’re the ones who “get you” better than anyone else. Like family, they’re there for you when you need them and you actually got to pick ‘em. It’s a special relationship that takes on a whole new meaning when your best friend can literally save your life.
Long shifts. Life or death moments. Small work environment. It’s the perfect recipe to form a tight-knit relationship with someone you work with, but especially between EMT partners. Although, all that time spent together can lead to some very weird quirks. Some of them can only truly be understood by other EMTS.