All About Me

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Hello one and all!

Welcome to my blog.

I suppose that formality states that I should introduce myself so that we can all get to know each other a little and hopefully develop this blog to its fullest potential.

I am a 30 something  paramedic. I have been working for the North East Ambulance Service for the past 8 years and have been working as a State Registered Paramedic for the last 5 years.

I have a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful children who like to keep me firmly rooted in reality whenever I walk through the door!

I am one of these strange individuals that every work place has. You know the one I mean… the one who loves his job, the one who stays positive about everything even when  things seem to been all going a bit pear shaped. 

I still enjoy coming into work every shift and wherever I go I try and tell anyone who wants to listen, how wonderful my job is. I am also a realist and know that sometimes things dont go to plan, things may get in the way of me being happy ALL of the time. But I tend not to dwell on those things.

I hope to share with you, the blog reader, the ups and downs of being a paramedic in the UK. The good times and the bad, and hopefully, after a while you too will understand why this work becomes more that just a job.

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  1. well, there you are. you left a comment on my blog but when I tried to link back to you from your title, all I got was an advertisement page with links to assorted “stuff’. Nice to find you, I will add your blog to my web roll.
    MMT

  2. Nice blog, mind if I add you to my “blogroll”? 🙂

    • That would be great, thank you very much!!

  3. A pleasure sir 🙂 http://doesthishurt.com/links/

  4. It’s nice to know I am not the only one out there that truly loves their job. I take a lot of flack for it at work. When the company said no raises this year, most groaned. I told them be glad they weren’t being laid off.
    Life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest.

  5. Great story about the Angel of the North, good pics and well written, I enjoyed it.

  6. I can identify myself in those lines…so I shamelessly copied them (http://tinyurl.com/lxksq6
    ). Why re-write what you have already stated so accurately?
    Keep up the Positives!

  7. […] this boot is one of the best I have seen, and worn,  so far,” the blogger at Medic999 writes about the Magnum Elite Force boots. “It is lightweight, looks cool, is cool – i.e. […]

  8. No such thing as STATE registered. That went away with CPSM. You are either registered or you are not.Bob FellowsParamedic TutorCollege of Paramedics

  9. Greetings,My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent politics and health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of politics, and health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, tort reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—www.maacenter.org/blog.Thanks,Barbara O’ Brienbarbaraobrien@maacenter.org

  10. Greetings,My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent politics and health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of politics, and health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, tort reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—www.maacenter.org/blog.Thanks,Barbara O’ Brienbarbaraobrien@maacenter.org

  11. Greetings,My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent politics and health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of politics, and health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, tort reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—www.maacenter.org/blog.Thanks,Barbara O’ Brienbarbaraobrien@maacenter.org

  12. […] readers/fellow bloggers know anyone who could get in touch with a DFB member I could meet up with. Medic 999, I’m looking at you! I know you’re in the UK, but just like us DCFD guys know some […]

  13. […] some professions social media is being used quite radically.  Mark Glencorse of the North East Ambulance Service and Justin Schorr of the San Francisco Fire Department have […]

  14. Wonder if you could help me out. I read a blog post 2-3 days ago from a medic in London. He was describing budget cuts, dispatch triage problems and other headaches that plague medics in the States as well. Sorry to say, I didn't bookmark the site and have forgotten the blog's name. Does this ring a bell? If so, please let me know.Thanks

  15. Go go bob!

  16. Go go bob!

  17. Excellent little site. I look forward to reading more. Cheers from the US and Iraq!

    • Thanks Sean.

      Be sure to follow along at the new site, http://www.999medic.com

      And if you are currently in Iraq, thank you and stay safe!

  18. […] our EMS online neighborhood, one happening that deserves its own paragraph is the sad departure of UK medic Mark Glencorse from the blogging world. Mark made a huge impact on EMS blogging with the Medic999 blog and his […]

  19. […] “retirement” of the blog called “Medic999” by EMS Social Media superstar Mark Glencourse who works in the United Kingdom. I only learned of Mark and his blog (which was recognized as the […]

  20. […] “retirement” of the blog called “Medic999” by EMS social media superstar Mark Glencourse who works in the United Kingdom. I only learned of Mark and his blog (which was recognized as the […]

  21. […] also well worth your attention. We’ll start with the much heralded return of blogging great Mark Glencorse and his Medic999 blog. Welcome back Mark. The often overlooked but always fantastic EMS Haiku blog […]

  22. As a paramedic instructors, I inqury about police paramedic employment rate in your country.
    We don`t have any chance to be a police parameic here in KOREA.
    So would you give me an information about that in you country?


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