By succstobeyou on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
It has taken me a long time to get to this point.
I stepped onto a yellow truck one day and knew that I wanted to stay.
If I had to choose I would have no other than the men and women who work these trucks treat me or my family.
And now I have joined them.
I’ve got the patch.
I’ve got the blue shirt.
I’ve got the hat.
Hell I’ve had two.
I’ve earned the nickname.
The last little bit of what holds us together.
I belong here.
I am honoured, proud, scared, and excited.
In gaining this job I have lost friends and gained officers, lost time and gained repayment, lost freedom and gained it back again.
Trial by fire baby, here we go.
By succstobeyou on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
As I come up on being released I’ve been thinking often.
I have two months until my pinning and two days until I am released to function alone as an EMT with a Paramedic.
I have spent the past year being trained by two incredible people who have had nothing but faith in me. Two months from now I want them to look back and say that they not only raised a good rookie, but they raised a damn good Paramedic as well.
I will focus and learn and be humble through this journey, and I will do my best.
Here’s to two months till Medic.
Here’s to that blue shirt.
Here’s to that patch.
Here’s to the Medics who have raised me.
And here’s to every patient I have ever touched and ever will.
May I always do right by them, all of them, to the best of my ability, every time.