"It's a job, folks. Nothing more. A challenging job and an exciting job, for sure, but still just a job. It's not a lifestyle. It's not a calling. It's not a ministry. It's not a hobby. And if you see it as any of those, get out. You're not helping anybody. You're hurting yourself and the profession. And those of us who were here long before you, and will be here long after you are gone, can see you for what you are and do not appreciate your presence on our sacred ground." -Thanks 'Dustdevil' for all your input thus far! (Updated: Rob 'Dustdevil' Davis lost battle to ALS October 2, 2011)
"So - you like the idea of working in a high-stress position, putting in the longest and weirdest hours, rarely getting 8 hours of unbroken sleep, puzzling the hell out of family, and working with the biggest bunch of misfits on the face of the planet? If so, welcome to EMS - you deserve to be here, and we welcome you!" -Luv ya 'MedicNorth'
"We do not 'save lives', but rather we make positive influences on outcomes, with brains, experience, and instinct. 'Life savers' are just candy." -W.M. aka Squint