Sunday, September 25, 2005

American Hurricanes

The recent hurricanes in America, Katrina and Rita, remind me just how lucky I am to work in London. We have to deal with the occasional bombings, which are terrible and devastating enough, both for victims, but also for the emergency service workers.

But it's nothing compared to the devastation faced by the emergency services in New Orleans and Texas. People have lost their homes, their families, are having to run the gauntlet of disease and looters, and the emergency service workers, be it police, fire and ambulance workers, are putting the welfare of those they serve above their own losses.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, but especially to the emergency workers who are doing an amazing job the best they can under the circumstances, and not getting much back in the way of thanks.

Stay safe out there!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

First Post

Well, this is my first post as a blogger.

I am an EMT with the London Ambulance Service and I'm also a member of St John Ambulance.
You're probably thinking "Oh God, not another ambulance blog" but the truth is, we all see the job from a different viewpoint, we all do a wide variety of calls, and believe it or not, we all do jobs in a slightly different way and have a slightly different "take" on them.

I was inspired to start writing by Tom Reynolds, who writes the blog Random Acts of Reality, which is a fantastic blog. I only hope my blog can be half as good as his.

So these will be my views, and won't necessarily reflect the views of either the LAS or SJA.

Thanks for looking in, please feel free to leave a comment if you wish.