You know you work in #EMS when it’s 22:30. & you’re on your 3rd attempt at cooking (this same) dinner 😲. At least My partner @caitlinmarycampbell is keeping Me somewhat sane… for now… #Worklife #Stationlife ##Ambulance #FuckYoDinna

You know you work in #EMS when it’s 22:30. & you’re on your 3rd attempt at cooking (this same) dinner 😲. At least My partner @caitlinmarycampbell is keeping Me somewhat sane… for now… #Worklife #Stationlife ##Ambulance #FuckYoDinna

So I just walked into My room & when I looked over at this, the Rob & Big them song “Best Friend” started to play in My head. Definitely need to run the Mini-14 more.  #TheShitMyBrainDoesOnSaturdays
#BestFriends #Mini14 #AR15 #556 #223 #3percent #2A #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #PewPewPew #MaloneLabe #sickgunsallday  #igmilitia

So I just walked into My room & when I looked over at this, the Rob & Big them song “Best Friend” started to play in My head. Definitely need to run the Mini-14 more. #TheShitMyBrainDoesOnSaturdays
#BestFriends #Mini14 #AR15 #556 #223 #3percent #2A #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #PewPewPew #MaloneLabe #sickgunsallday #igmilitia

Lunch with an old friend, then a stroll through the harbor. #IndustrialZone #Coastlife #Harbor #ArtsyFartsyPics #OldAssBoat #NoLongerSeaWorthy

Lunch with an old friend, then a stroll through the harbor. #IndustrialZone #Coastlife #Harbor #ArtsyFartsyPics #OldAssBoat #NoLongerSeaWorthy

#MailCall 300rnds of 62gr #556  at a decent deal from Palmetto State Armory. #Warriorlife #AR15 #MaloneLabe #2A #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #PewPewPew #Ammo

#MailCall 300rnds of 62gr #556 at a decent deal from Palmetto State Armory. #Warriorlife #AR15 #MaloneLabe #2A #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #PewPewPew #Ammo

"Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always" -Killswitch Engaged. It’s not South Beach, barefoot at sunset… but… still caught a decent sunset over the west hills, while out on my evening run. Bummer it’s beauty is from multiple lightning fires in the valley. #Sunset #RogueValleyLivin #Running #Fitness #Fatty_Getting_Back_At_It

"Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always" -Killswitch Engaged. It’s not South Beach, barefoot at sunset… but… still caught a decent sunset over the west hills, while out on my evening run. Bummer it’s beauty is from multiple lightning fires in the valley. #Sunset #RogueValleyLivin #Running #Fitness #Fatty_Getting_Back_At_It

35lbs of Delicious Awesomeness
#MillionsOfPeaches #PeachesForMe

35lbs of Delicious Awesomeness
#MillionsOfPeaches #PeachesForMe

Thids morning consists of drinking some @locknloadjava while watching WWII HD on the History Channel. Gonna go hit a local farm in a few & pick a #Fuckton (actual unit of measurement) of Peaches for @amberlmay & @ljacquelynnw.
Tough Guys know how to pick a good Peach…. #Dayoff #RogueValleyLivin #LockNLoadJava #Coffee #CaffeineJunkie #History #WWII #RespectToOurVeterans #AmericaAsFuck

Thids morning consists of drinking some @locknloadjava while watching WWII HD on the History Channel. Gonna go hit a local farm in a few & pick a #Fuckton (actual unit of measurement) of Peaches for @amberlmay & @ljacquelynnw.
Tough Guys know how to pick a good Peach…. #Dayoff #RogueValleyLivin #LockNLoadJava #Coffee #CaffeineJunkie #History #WWII #RespectToOurVeterans #AmericaAsFuck

Quick side trip to the range for a little move-n-shoot, on the way home. Lovin these (@skdtactical) Pig FDT Alpha Touch Gloves!! Not very firmiliar with My Galaxy S4 Movie editing app. so its a bit rough. But at least there’s some tunes (More Than Life “Aperture”) to go with it! @rainierarms @vortexoptics @fortismfg
@zombiebangbang #Warriorlife #AR15 #556 #223 #igmilitia #2A #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #PewPewPew #MaloneLabe #RebelliousMisfit #NoIDontPlayCallOfFuckingDuty #GetOffYoCouch #GearWhore #PigFDTAlpha #MoveAndShoot #SkillSets #Training #GrindHardStayHumble

Spending time with My #BestBuddy #Itachi, before heading back to the Valley. Haven’t seen hime in a week. Vet said 7 days rest & recovery. And since he gets a little aggro when He hangs with Dad, I let Him chill out. #DogFace #PetLife #RupturedAnalGlandsAreNoFun #HeBrokeHisButt

Spending time with My #BestBuddy #Itachi, before heading back to the Valley. Haven’t seen hime in a week. Vet said 7 days rest & recovery. And since he gets a little aggro when He hangs with Dad, I let Him chill out. #DogFace #PetLife #RupturedAnalGlandsAreNoFun #HeBrokeHisButt

I don’t always#BathroomSelfie at the Ambulance Station… but when I do… #KeepItHardcore. 👈#Sarcasm #WorkLife #StationLife #LongNightAtTheOffice #MohawkAsFuck #Tattoos #InkLife #HellaSelfie #Warriorlife #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #MaloneLabe #RebelliousMisfit

I don’t always#BathroomSelfie at the Ambulance Station… but when I do… #KeepItHardcore. 👈#Sarcasm #WorkLife #StationLife #LongNightAtTheOffice #MohawkAsFuck #Tattoos #InkLife #HellaSelfie #Warriorlife #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #MaloneLabe #RebelliousMisfit

65° out, perfect for a dawn run before heading to the coast for work. #Warriorlife #Running #Fitness #RogueValleyLivin #AtDawnWeRide

65° out, perfect for a dawn run before heading to the coast for work. #Warriorlife #Running #Fitness #RogueValleyLivin #AtDawnWeRide

In search of a good spot to hang on the Rouge #SummerTime #RogueValleyLivin #RiverTime #OutdoorLife #Chillin #GetOffYoCouch

In search of a good spot to hang on the Rouge #SummerTime #RogueValleyLivin #RiverTime #OutdoorLife #Chillin #GetOffYoCouch

She’s a dirty bitch. But running a @rainierarms NiB BCG & using @fireclean I really don’t worry about it much. After I go hit the river for a bit, I’m gonna run the bore snake a few times & give the BCG a quick scrub & call it good. Some people wear out there shit cleaning more than getting to the range & using their tools. #SheAintNoSafeQueen #AR15 #556 #223 #igmilitia #sickgunsallday #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #MaloneLabe #2A #PewPewPew #RainierArms #Raptor #UmbrellaCorporationWeaponsResearch #StrikefireII #KNSPrecision #JetbeamBC25 #ALGDefense

She’s a dirty bitch. But running a @rainierarms NiB BCG & using @fireclean I really don’t worry about it much. After I go hit the river for a bit, I’m gonna run the bore snake a few times & give the BCG a quick scrub & call it good. Some people wear out there shit cleaning more than getting to the range & using their tools. #SheAintNoSafeQueen #AR15 #556 #223 #igmilitia #sickgunsallday #3percent #DontTreadOnMe #MaloneLabe #2A #PewPewPew #RainierArms #Raptor #UmbrellaCorporationWeaponsResearch #StrikefireII #KNSPrecision #JetbeamBC25 #ALGDefense

Like the article states, some deal with things differently. I see a lot of newer people come through & have the view/opinion that I & a couple others that have been in the game, as burned out or even not as serious about the profession as they are. Because we don’t eat, sleep & live EMS.
Well… I’m a decade in (others I know, much much longer). There’s a reason for that longevity. When My shift ends at 9a.m. there’s what one coworker & I refer to as the ritual of taking the uniform off. Just as one puts it on before shift. When I’m off duty it’s a rarity to hear Me speak of work, but to a select few.
I fill My life off duty with many things that hold a deep seated meaning. My Martial Arts give Me balance & another deep sense of purpose. My Family & Friends play a VITAL roll when I’m with them. I also highly value My alone time & view it as a necessary component to maintaining a healthy spiritual balance as well. My dog is also a key component to keeping Me grounded. This post may offer a bit more insight than you really care to know about Me. But if you’ve ever wondered or was curious about this profession… well… There you go.

87° & The Princess Bride! #SummerTimeAwesomeness #ThePrincessBride #RogueValleyLivin  #GoodTimes #Dayoff #IsThisAKissing Book (at Lewis Park)

87° & The Princess Bride! #SummerTimeAwesomeness #ThePrincessBride #RogueValleyLivin #GoodTimes #Dayoff #IsThisAKissing Book (at Lewis Park)