Thursday, May 29, 2008

EMS and Stress relief

If you've been on duty for much time at all, you know that stress, sometimes a lot of it, goes with the job. Sure, we can spend hours lounging around quarters and goofing around with our crew mates, but when the tones go off, we might just be thrust into a situation where we are face to face with someone else's life or death struggle and we are the only solution at that time and place. Stressful, even if everything goes right and things turn out OK. So how do you deal with it? I'm asking any readers to drop me an e-mail @ and let me know. I'll post your responses on here if you'd like.

One solution to the accumulated stresses of this career is being enjoyed at an open field adjacent to our quarters here at Enosburgh Ambulance. Several of us have started flying electric powered RC airplanes and have formed sort of a club, although it is very informal. We come around when off duty and fly and have something to talk about with each other, other than EMS. It is great fun. One of our guys started a blog about it and it is really fun to look, pictures, and friendly jabs at each other's flying abilities. You are welcome to check it out at:

I'd love to hear what you think of the RC blog too.

Stay safe out there!