A Small Fish in a Big Pond
My name is Katie.
I'm 21 and live in Connecticut. I'm an AEMT, and employed with a national ambulance service.

I'm mommy to a corgi, and two devil cats.
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fitness-food-and-fandom:

So delicate Flowergirls by Lim Zhi Wei / Love Limzy, Malaysian artist.

these are amazing

(Source: vraieronique, via centch)

hellomolls:

*swallows a watermelon seed* *thinks about that episode of Rugrats*

(via aeriesfaeries)

otaku-4-life:

awesomephilia:

"big boobs don’t count if you’re fat"

neither does a big dick if half of it is your personality

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pajamaedprincess:

aaaaa42:

somebody once trolled me, successfully rickroll’d me

im not the sharpest n00b in the thread…

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thedaysofforever:

thenorsebros:

if i die before my favorite show ends then use an ouija board to keep me updated about what happens next

The fact that “an” is being (properly…I think) used before “ouija” here makes me really fucking uncomfortable.

The proper word to use would be “a,” because “a” vs “an” usage is based off of the sound the word makes, not the actual starting letter. So if the word sounds like it starts with a vowel, it would be “an” (an hour), and if it sounds like it starts with a consonant, it would be “a” (a Ouija board, or a Utopia.)

The more you know!

http://code-three.tumblr.com/post/93047400423/i-really-dont-get-why-there-is-such-a-big-fuss →

smarter-not-harder:

code-three:

I really don’t get why there is such a big fuss about the career vs volunteer thing in firefighting.

We all (at least in the state of FL) have had to undergo the same exact training, testing and certification to be a firefighter. Just because I don’t work for a union and don’t receive benefits…

if ya worked here in va where it was rural youd get why. a lot of people take the volunteer shit for granted, never train lose their skills but keep their egos and it kills the rest of us cause we are hardworking volunteers who get shit for recognition… and all because a vast majority of people are lazy

I think someone finally said it.

When I comes to training, and I’m going to be lumping EMS and firefighting in the same topic, everyone has the same initial training, undergoes the same testing, and has the same foundation.

But once we’re out of school, that’s where people can make the decision to remain a professional, or do it for the t-shirts and stickers. When you look at paid EMS and fire, you have individuals who, for lack of a better word, are forced to continue education, stay up to date with the latest practices, and have more active experience. Yes, you have paid departments who are busy and slow, but the basis of remaining hired is the same, and you need to keep up on testing and skills. And unless you’re super per diem, you’re going to be busier. So therefore, by default, the “paid guys” have a higher level to work to, and have to stay above the bar to keep their jobs.

Then you turn to volunteers. Volunteers are a shining example of people who give their time to help others. And there are many volunteers who stay up to par with training, dress professionally, and take the job seriously. They spend ample time volunteering and doing calls. But then you have the volunteers who do it so they can puff out their chests and get all “I’m a hero because I’m a firefighter/EMT.” They do maybe a shift a month, have no initiative to take extra classes or learn new things, they show up to calls in a dirty shirt and torn up jeans. They’re unprofessional, have no respect for apparatus, and won’t partake in the dirtier parts of the job. Those are the volunteers who make the rest look bad.

In the end, we all do the same job. But it’s how we do the job, how we experience job, and how we present ourselves doing the job, that makes the difference.

delusionallyconnected:

meanwhileonwednesday:

Today I used my extensive EMS training to blow up an inflatable swimming pool with a BVM. 

That’s actually really impressive

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