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Shared by: Tom D., Owner Firefighter.com & Retired Firefighter/Paramedic
"I wanted to start the first Job Talk off by sharing a story that has stuck with me over the years.
I worked in a developing city with a rural area that was very crime ridden. After midnight one evening we got a call by PD who found a young male in a very dark and remote location slumped over in the driver side bleeding profusely from the neck. After we arrived, I walked over to the male with no movement lots of blood and before I checked for a pulse I looked at my partner and said.. 'Yep he dead'. At which time the patient turned his head looking right at me and said 'No I’m not!'… needles to say it scared the hell out of us! lol. He went there to commit suicide and nearly succeeded.
We started working him noting a laceration to the jugular. Because our our remote location we called in a helicopter. We were able to stabilize and load him up for transport.
About a month later this visitor walked into our station and immediately started crying. It was our patient. He had thought about his actions and our reassuring conversation we had with him. Because of our conversation he was determined to turn his life around.
Just a really good call with a positive outcome.
I would really like to hear from all of you because after being 20 years retired it nice to think back on those positive outcomes." - Tom
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