I feel as if I should get this out of the way before I go too much further. In my blogs about my calls that I have run, I have purposely changed the names of crew members, changed locations if I even mention one, names of companies, and even some of the minor facts about the story. I am not trying to receive a visit from the HIPPA monster here, so that's why it's all changed.
The basics of the story are still there; the heart wrenching moments, the hilarity, and even the more somber ones, the meat of the experience is still there, just the facts around it have changed to protect the innocent and even the not so innocent.
So please, no nasty-grams because you think that I forgot about you on a call, I just didn't say it was you for the sake of not saying it; if I'm not even going to put my name out there (for now), I'm not going to do the same to you. I say it to my EMT's all the time, "I'm not going to ask you to do something I won't or wouldn't do myself..." I still remember who was with me when, so don't think I'm not giving you the credit you deserve. In writing the stories, I feel as if I am thanking you in the highest degree; what you did was so awesome to me, that I had to tell the world about it.
In closing, please don't try to read more into the story than there is. I want to put my experiences out there to show you what I learned from them, or for you to have the most miniscule experience that I had.
Have Fun and Be safe.