Jessica
  • Female
  • Ridgeway, VA
  • United States
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  • Jonathan Tyler
  • Travis Burnette
  • Derek Price
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  • Travis L. Pruitt
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    Britney Spears - Circus
  • 2.
    Missy Elliott ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop - Lose Control
  • 3.
    Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)
  • 4.
    Blue October- Into the Ocean
  • 5.
    theory of a dead man - Bad Girlfriend
  • 6.
    Taylor Swift - Love Story
  • 7.
    Sugarland - All I Want To Do
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    Smash Mouth - Everyday Superhero(1)
  • 9.
    Beyonce - Ring the Alarm
  • 10.
    Simple Plan - 05 - Save You
  • 11.
    Saving Abel - Beautiful You
  • 12.
    Puddle of Mudd - Physco
  • 13.
    Tom Petty - American Girl
  • 14.
    Britney Spears - Break The Ice
  • 15.
    You Give Love A Bad Name-Blake Lewis
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    Miranda Lambert - Kerosene
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    Matthew West - Happy
  • 18.
    KISS - I Was Made For Loving You
  • 19.
    Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
  • 20.
    Kanye West - Love Lockdown
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    Jonas Brothers - Camp Rock - Play My Music
  • 22.
    Good Charlotte - I Just Want to Live
  • 23.
    Flo Rida Ft. Will.I.Am & Fergie - In The Ayer
  • 24.
    Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care
  • 25.
    Edwin McCain - Shooting Stars
  • 26.
    Cold Play - Viva La Vida
  • 27.
    07 - Nickelback - Never Gonna Be Alone
  • 28.
    Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
  • 29.
    Sixx Am - Life is Beautiful
  • 30.
    Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
 

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Job Function
Secretary / Treasurer
Years in Fire/EMS:
2
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Ridgeway Rescue
Years With Department/Agency
2
My Training:
I am a Virginia EMT-Enhanced, and if everyone here at the station has their way about, I'll hopefully be a NREMT-Paramedic in 2 more years...we'll see... =)
About Me:
I always hate describing or talking about myself, but if you really want to know, just ask me. For the broad overview, however, I am in my mid-twenties, single, and spend about 85-90% of my time on an ambulance. I have my BA in International Relations, but after an internship after graduating college, I realized that government was not for me. But I'm hoping to participate in the VAVRS Exchange Program in a few years, I love to travel and experience other cultures. My friends, 9 times out of 10, become more like family than friends. My family, my friends, and EMS are my life. And while I know that change is a necessary, normal part of life, it usually scares the hell out of me.
Day Job:
I work for a paid EMS agency 24/72 shifts...I love this work schedule, it's so perfect for me. =)
Relationship Status:
Single
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.myspace.com/rdvrs673
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Honestly, I never thought in a million years that I'd be involved in EMS in any way shape or form. My cousin, to whom I used to be really close, was a member at the rescue squad and that only way I could ever spend any time with her was to hang out there. So that's what I did, and then I was allowed to do a couple ride alongs, and well I was hooked. I joined the squad in April 2007 and by August 2008 I had got my EVOC, EMT-B, and EMT-EN....go figure. =)
Why I Love Fire/EMS
even though the pay sucks and you feel underappreciated most of the time, the one time you do hear a "thank you" makes it all worth it because you know you made a difference in someone's life in his or her time of need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
VA doesn't pay EMS personnel what they should make. Lack of support, equipment, supplies, & overall lack of personnel in volunteer agencies is rough.

Jessica's Blog

The "JOYS" of paid EMS, or EMS in general...(I just needed to vent)...

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 2:16pm 5 Comments

I work in paid EMS 24/72 hr shifts, which I love--MOST of the time. I also volunteer practicall 24/7 on my days off. I just wish that people who call 9-1-1 just before midnight for an "illness," and who walk out to meet your ambulance BEFORE it's even in park in the driveway, who's only complaints is nausea & vomiting and pain "all over," could be told to just take 2 ibuprofen, a drink a glass of water and go to bed. Seriously, if you ask for pain meds, you ain't sick and you DON'T need me,… Continue

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At 6:19pm on February 18, 2009, Michael Amos said…
Hi there! I am with station 80! I like your profile, it's great! You know what you said about having a way to hang out with your cousin! Don't stop now, get all the training that you can get!

A Friend, MIKE A.
At 2:06am on February 13, 2009, Joseph R Gianfrancesco said…
yay for jess
At 2:58pm on January 21, 2009, adel said…
Hello Would you please send your email address so I can send some information about incident command training and responder wellness. Thanks, John
adel_pomper@hotmail.com
At 11:26pm on January 20, 2009, Mike said…
hi
At 5:54pm on January 20, 2009, Fred Harris said…
Hey Jessica.... thanks for the add!!
At 4:03pm on January 18, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hi Jessica,
I'd like to share some information that will assist you with both your fund raising and your "biggest loser" program. It'll be good for everyone. Please email me at John@IncidentMT.com
Thanks, John
At 5:22pm on January 17, 2009, Chan Rivera said…
hello welcome to ffn from NY
At 4:50pm on January 17, 2009, Brian said…
Welcome to the Nation...
At 8:55am on January 17, 2009, Sean Marshall said…
Welcome to FFN and greetings from up north!! Take care for now and stay safe!!
At 1:50am on January 17, 2009, Donald Canterbury said…
Welcome to the nation from Ohio. Just one comment to a thing you said in your "Top Issues Facing Responders". You said VA doesn't pay what they should. I don't think that is a VA thing. It is a nationwide thing I believe. At least where I work in WV. So, just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in that aspect. Take care and stay safe.
 
 
 

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