My husband & I were the first to arrive on the scene of a head on collision involving a flatbed tow truck and a small passenger car on 6/18/2009. Here are links to the story in our local paper and from our local TV news station.

http://journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/521142.html?nav=5006


http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/?cid=69041


Be careful and stay safe out there! ~Tammy~

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Comment by Justyn Boling on June 22, 2009 at 5:40am
im 22 and i only made my first full code extrication just a few weeks ago after being on the fire dept since i was 14 (jr fireman) till i was 18, but ive seen more than enough of my share of fatalities, and the last man was right, you can talk to god, and you can talk to yourself thinking its someone else but the best way to handle it is to talk to other ppl that was there or other ppl that is involved with the fire ems service, we will always have them alarms that haunt us as bad as we dont admit it its true,, hope your doing better from this and we are all here for this, to talk and recommend no matter what it is
Comment by Trainer on June 20, 2009 at 7:01am
We to cover a major interstate and have seen more then my share, I don’t make all the calls but have a knack to make the bad ones. If GOD is what works for you…good, I’ve spoken to him a time or two, now make sure you talk to everyone else to, talking is the best way to deal with this job we do, don’t keep it inside.
Comment by Chad Furr on June 19, 2009 at 9:36pm
Ramble on all you want Tammy. I think in this line of work we need all the support, help, and guidance we can get. TCSS
Comment by Tammy on June 19, 2009 at 2:11pm
Thanks for asking about whether or not I am ok...

I have seen several accidents over the years that have been just as bad. I pray a lot and enjoy spending time with my family to cope with the things I see. I like to think that God wouldn't let me see or do something that he didn't think I was strong enough to handle. There has been only one call that I responded to that made me take a stiff look at what I am capable of handling. That was one back in 1999, when a very close friend of mine was involved in a head on collision and I was the site EMT on the scene. The driver of the car she was in was killed and she went into cardiac arrest on us during transport. We were able to revive her and since the incident she has made a complete recovery.

It was that call that made me turn to God after every call I have responded to since. There have been several times where I have prayed quietly to myself during a situation just to have the strength to continue. I think my praying has made me a better provider and I would encourage everyone that feels the need to go ahead and do so, regardless of where they are. Now I don't mean this to sound like I am suggesting to walk away from the patient and find a quiet place. I find time while I am doing patient care, like when I am helping to package a patient for transport or as we are loading the patient into the back of the unit.

I am sorry I went on a little rambling spree but I love to talk about how God has guided me to perform in this field. He is my rock and without him by my side I don't think I could do it. May God bless you, be careful and stay safe out there. ~Tammy~
Comment by Trainer on June 19, 2009 at 8:12am
Saw your pics....just plain ugly.

From your other pics you must cover some interstate so I'll guess you've seen this before but I have to ask......you OK??

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