Fleet Street Paramedic

A blog dedicated to the field of Paramedicine, and to the men and women in uniform who represent the profession.

Update: 13 first responders, 13 suicides, 10 weeks →


11 first responders have killed themselves in the past ten weeks →



Start your weekend, the right way! With a giant smirk on your face.

For those of you working, be safe.

Via dieselotherapy



Via medicsix:

Well today I watched the funeral for the 3 slain RCMP officers.. I’m glad I was home alone because I cried like a baby. Seeing the family members.. 5 little kids and one on the way.. none of them old enough to really know exactly what was going on. Listening to the coworkers and family members of the fallen give their eulogies with their wavering voices just broke my heart. Members of police departments form across North America and even some of Europe were in attendance today.. I think that is amazing, and really shows the brotherhood and sisterhood that this profession creates. Even the non-human brothers.. Constable Dave Ross’ partner Danny, the German Shepard cried and whimpered through parts of the ceremony as he sat by his partners casket and jumped up to smell his hat while they walked in the procession, I think that’s when I lost all composure.

As a first responder, I work with RCMP and City Police on a daily basis, they are professional and we depend on them for a lot of different calls. It sucks that it’s always stuff like this that makes people realize that ”cops aren’t just cops”.. they have a life and a family outside the job. Sure, everyone hates to get fined for speeding or ticketed for something.. but reality is that if you aren’t doing something wrong, they will leave you alone.. They’re not out to get you.

I wish the two surviving officers who were also injured all the best in their recovery

Rest in Peace 

Constable Fabrice Gevaudan

Constable Dave Ross

Constable Doug Larche



A chilling and horrific situation on Canada’s east coast… Three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers shot dead, two more wounded and in hospital.
At the time of this post, the suspect was still at large in a Moncton, NB neighbourhood.
For the latest, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada

A chilling and horrific situation on Canada’s east coast… Three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers shot dead, two more wounded and in hospital.

At the time of this post, the suspect was still at large in a Moncton, NB neighbourhood.

For the latest, visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada


Anatomy meets art. It’s a beautiful thing!

A sample of the collage works by Travis Bedel - from bedelgeuse.tumblr.com


Tuesday morning “humer”! 

Tuesday morning “humer”! 





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I don’t remember covering this in any detail while in college… perhaps due to the fact Northern Ontario really doesn’t have anything venomous or poisonous to deal with? I know there is a degree of regionalism built into teaching - dealing with polar bears and frost bite vs scorpions and kangaroo kicks - OK, I stereotyped.. a little… but this is fairly basic and generic. And a good reminder on the differences. So I guess I missed the lecture?

From TedEd, Published 2014-02-20

"Would you rather be bitten by a venomous rattlesnake or touch a poisonous dart frog? While both of these animals are capable of doing some serious damage to the human body, they deliver their dangerous toxins in different ways. Rose Eveleth sheds light on the distinction between poison and venom (and why you shouldn’t treat either one like you’ve seen in the movies)."

Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by TED-Ed.


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