Archive for September, 2011

A Poem to Celebrate the EMT

Posted: September 30, 2011 in News and Articles

When called to serve another’s hour of need.

Their missions are grim and training takes years
Expecting no fanfares and, least of all, cheers.

No restraints on gender or shade of one’s skin
They’re a dedicated group and fraternal within.

They work in concert with their firefighter brothers,
Serving the community, and often…many others

Their movements precise, tending a victim is swift,
When lives are in peril, their mere presence is a gift.

Unique is their concern for saving a life.
A God-giving calling in this age of apathy and strife.

It’s a labor of love… that’s plain to see,
Always there when you need them… the EMT    —–  By an Unknown Author

Get on Fire with the Firefighter Tattoos

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Once a tattoo is pierced into your skin, it is understood that it is going to last for a long time unless it is removed using some extreme steps. Even though they know this, the tattoo lovers still want to decorate their bodies with tattoos to make some memories last a lifetime. At the same time there are any numbers of people who want to make a fashion statement using this art. It is true that one needs to keep up with the times!

While there are a large number of tattoos, firefighter tattoo is a definite hit and is most sought after by the youth. The firefighter tattoo was actually designed to honor the firefighters who are the heroes. In its classic form, it involves drawing the portraits of the firefighters on the body. It calls of specialized tattoo artists who are adept at drawing portraits which is not a child’s play. Only an experienced artist can capture the fine nuances of the tattoos. It pays to find out the artist’s background and experience before one entrusts the job to him.

You will find the most devoted tattoo lovers among the Japanese and Americans. Since the Japanese were mainly using homes build of paper and wood, the firefighters were always busy. And many of them laid down their lives in the line of duty. People started decorating their bodies with the portraits of their heroic friends. Similar feelings are expressed by the Americans who show their pride in their firefighter colleagues. They etch the company numbers and logos on their bodies in the honor of the martyrs. In a similar show of solidarity, many Americans got the red, white and blue tattoos on their bodies after the Sept 11 tragedy. The colors of the national flags also form a part of firefighter tattoo designs. Quite a few friends and relatives of firefighters chose to get the images of WTC building on their skin.

Post a national calamity or a disaster, many people have voluntarily chosen to get their skin tattooed with firefighter tattoos. Sometimes the companies themselves get the tattoos done in order to exemplify their people’s strong will and valor. While time is the natural healer of such tragedies, a tattoo can last for a lifetime. It is true that a temporary firefighter tattoo can be etched on your back or on the armband to mark certain occasions.

A beginner can have many questions in his mind when he wants to get tattooed. Internet is one good source of a large collection of firefighter tattoos. While free samples can be good but the paid varieties are definitely worth because of their quality. Indeed, there are many combinations of art that can make tattoos look very good. Whatever be the reason, to remember a friend or just to have fun, firefighter tattoos are literally on fire!

10. We are used to staying up all night.
9.  We are good with multiple partners.
8.  We are experts in mouth to mouth.
7.  We are the best in rapid clothing removal.
6.  We have our own multi-positional bed.
5.  We shock the socks off you.
4.  We always come when we are called.
3.  We are prepared for any rhythm.
2.  We are familiar with Latex and restraints.
And the number 1 reason to date an EMT…
1.  Anytime, anywhere, anyway you need us!

Pictures Wanted

Posted: September 21, 2011 in News and Articles

Do you have a good photo of a call or training?  We all have a collection of photos.  If you would like to share them, please feel free to add them to our facebook page, or email us on the Gallery Page.  We will be selecting a winner for the best photo once a month and awarding a $25 gift certificate to use at our shop or any of our affiliates at FireEmsWorld.

1. Its not my fault, he kept moving.
2. This might stick a little.
3. I did say clear first.
4. I know where I’m going.
5. It’s OK, I’ll cut along the seams.
6. The ambulance is clean.
7. It’s the flu, not a hangover.
8. The gloves are for your protection.
9. The patient refused the treatment.
10. I am in it for the money

1.You can tell what type of fire it is by the smell of smoke 10 miles away.
2.You have ever had a heated debate over the color of firetrucks.
3.You have ever spent 10 min trying to force open a door only to have someone come along and open it by  turning the handle.
4.You have ever taken 10 or more showers in 1 day.
5.You lay out your cloths from that day so if there is a call at night you can find them quickly.
6.You take great joy in smashing the windows of a car parked in a fire zone or in front of a hydrant.
7.You have ever been airborne without an aircraft and water was your thrust.
8.You always wear red suspenders.
9.You have ever slept in a hosebed.
10.You carry a ton of specially modified tools in your pocket. (more…)