Sorry, it's been awhile since I have posted. Things have become crazy in my life and I was also introduced to facebook.
In June I got married to a wonderful gal and was promoted to station captain. Things took a bit to smooth out around the station but we are running like a well oiled machine now. Private EMS is still private EMS.. it has it's ups and downs, you just hold on for the ride and make the best of every situation and every call.
A few months ago they restructured the emergency room. They replaced all the ER technicians with paramedics and I picked up a part-time job there too. I must say that I find that very enjoyable. On the squad you get to be a paramedic 5-6 times a day; but in the ER you get to function as a paramedic for 12 hours in a row. It's a great way to keep your skills polished and learn a lot of new tricks from the ER docs.
I'm still teaching EMS too, so some weeks I work over 120 hours. I feel it's worth it. I'm trying to save as much money as I can now so I can relax later.
Balancing work time with family time is always challenging but I'm doing the best I can.
Stay safe out there guys!