From the Big Box of Photos in My Basement | 1989

Neck injury

Neck injury

It seems like a lifetime ago that I was in Paramedic school. Our last project before graduation was a mock disaster that was held in the White Bear Lake Middle School. I had forgotten how all out we went in preparations for the drill. Moulage and fake smoke were used with great effect.The day after the drill we flew to Colorado Springs for our exams which we all failed over a technicality. We had to wait a month to take them over.

I wonder how many of my classmates are still in the profession?

paramedicschool1

Gory belly wound.

paramedicschool22

Smoky disaster scene.

11 Comments

Chicken Hammer

about 12 years ago

Wow!  What a set of pics.  I remember drills like these way back when...

edgeways

about 12 years ago

I can't remember the fellow's name, but a few years back i was taking some graduate classes with a guy that knew you from the Paramedic years (which he still was at that time)

Starfire

about 12 years ago

I would be interested to know who if you ever think of his name.

chris m

about 12 years ago

His name was Satan.

Lucie

about 12 years ago

Have you ever read, "Population 485: Meeting your neighbors one siren at a time"? It was an excellent book about being a paramedic in a small town in WI.

brian

about 12 years ago

So what's with the newspapers behind all of them. Did you just give up and wrap them up like dead fish?

Starfire

about 12 years ago

Good idea but I think it was to keep the fake blood off of the carpets.

edgeways

about 12 years ago

name will never some back to me, but he was ~6 foot, dark curly hair, glasses, a tad on the stocky side, wore something like a metal dog collar necklace/choker.

tamara

about 12 years ago

Perhaps it was everyone's favorite bartender-cum-paramedic, Lee Kennedy?

Starfire

about 12 years ago

That's it. I thought Edge meant someone from my class.

Barrett

about 12 years ago

That belly-wound guy looks like Lundgren. He should use that for his Facebook profile photo.

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