What the ignorant world call the people who train there asses off to help injured people. We Are EMT's and PARAMEDICS. Yes we do drive an ambulance, but are way more intelligent than people give credit. WE get abused, mistreated, spit on, cussed at, belittled on a daily basis, miss numerous hours of sleep and miss meals all so we can take you to the hospital, even if it is not truly an emergency and you just want a ride because you believe you will get seen faster. POLICE ARE THE FINEST, FIREFIGHTERS ARE THE BRAVEST AND EMS ARE THE FORGOTTEN.
I called 911 and the ambulance drivers showed up.
1. An EMT that doesn't do patient care in the back of the rig. Often found at medical transport companies but sometimes find their way onto a squad, they will show up for their shift incredibly early so as to beat their partner to the dispatch office and be the first one to take the keys. Will proceed to hold a death grip on those keys until the end of the shift, not letting them out of their sight for a single second. Have selective hearing of such words as "it's my turn to drive now", "it's your turn to be in the back" or "How about we switch places on this run?". Will often use such phrases as "Dispatch told me not to let you drive", "I was in the back all day yesterday" or the ever popular "The senior man always drives the rig."
2. What stupid people call EMTs and Paramedics, especially those employed in medical transport.
1. EMT1: Hey, who's your partner today?
EMT2: (Looks at paper) Ummm, I've got Vicky today.
EMT1: (laughs) Have fun, I had her yesterday, she is such an ambulance driver.
EMT2: Awww, damn it!
2. Stupid Girl: So tell me about yourself, what do you do for a living?
EMT Guy: I work for ABC Medical Transport.
Stupid Girl: Oh, like one of those ambulance drivers I see at the hospital?
EMT Guy: No, genius, I'm an EMT, an Emergency Medical Technichan. Working at ABC is just a job until I finish paramedic school and get a real job.
Stupid Girl: Para what?
EMT Guy: Nevermind!