Anybody Got Good EMT Info?
Buckling down and doing more research on military EMTs in order to study up for John (The Preacher) and his buds in Umbagog. John became an EMT through the Army. I’m basing his experiences mostly on a friend of mine, but I want a wider range of resources to check out on what EMTs going through on an objective and personal level. Namely I’m interested in figuring out what kind of combat situations most EMTs experience, if they stay with friends/units when they go into more civilian based roles (as EMTs connected to firestations) and what level of choice they get in where they’re stationed.
Currently John’s career brought him into the Army, went through EMT training and refused advances up the ladder beyond lower levels due to some beliefs about his inherent self-worth. He hooked up with Bram on one deployment to Afghanistan. Shelley he might’ve hooked up with only after returning to Gorham NH, because I’m thinking Shelley is a wee bit young (early/mid twenties). He had some brief, lower stress deployment in countries like Japan and the Phillipines (which exposed him to a wider range of philosophical beliefs, kicking off his mild interest in Buddhism though he was a practicing Roman Catholic). Afghanistan was pretty rough on him though. Thankfully he came away without suffering from too many psychological issues thanks largely to his close friendships with Bram and two other [currently unnamed] dudes from his unit.
I need some more information though because currently these ideas are all fairly hazy and spotty. I gotta get back in touch with my friend too and interview some local EMTs working with firestations local to me and find out what their experiences were. But I know that he’s DEFINITELY an EMT through the army, that it was something he decided upon after some philosophical debate, and that Bram is a longterm buddy from the Army (one of three, the other two having died during the outbreak).
Any EMTs or children of EMTs following me who can brush up my knowledge? General Army stories are welcome too, especially stories involving EMTs. Literally just share your experiences, stories, anything. Every little bit helps.
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