Overall, the calls weren't adrenaline pumping, but I got to see the firefighters put in a few IV's, and also see how they interacted with the different patients and each other. We also got to play frisbee with station #7 (I did a little better this time!), workout in the weight room, and eat some more delicious food. I'm beginning to think that pineapple may be a firehouse favorite, because last time and then today there has been copious amounts of pineapple for all to enjoy, whether by itself, in a fruit salad, on a sandwich, or grilled on a shish kebab. So amazing!
...So what did I take away from today? I learned how to take patient vitals, how to start weigh-training, and I had a few invaluable conversations with the woman firefighter at the station. I also enjoyed just joking around with the guys, and being able to get another glimpse into firefighting. I'm kind of sad right now, because this will be my last ride-along until I get back from Africa, but I'm glad that I had the opportunity! Definitely a good way to spend 13 hours of my day. I'm praising God that it went well and that we were all kept safe. What a great time.
Countdown to Africa: 18 days! (How can that be possible?!)
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