Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Another kid shot - "keeping the New Orleans brand out there!"
Now just imagine this scene photographed in front of endless puke-yellow brick walls. We can see the difference our new pastel projects have made!

Monday, June 23, 2008

One of our own - again

I just heard that a former NO EMS employee was shot in Metairie. Some of you may remember Louis Valentine, who worked here for a while in the 1990's and later worked at EJ and Acadian ( I believe). I just heard today that he is in University after being shot by his ex-wife. I have no idea on his condition; perhaps some of us could find out. In any event, our thoughts and prayers go out to him. Get well soon.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Our motto

New Orleans EMS
...So that others may live.

Disclaimer - it says that others MAY live. Not necessarily you. But you may. If you catch me on a good day. And I got enough sleep. And if I'm not too aggravated from my last patient. And if I'm not too lazy so that I let my green EMT-basic partner tech the call. And if I've had my coffee. And we have the supplies we need. And you haven't neglected and/or abused yourself for so many years that no amount of treatment will fix you. And if you don't annoy me too much. Then maybe, just maybe, others (you) MAY live.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Shift Change

OK, I can kinda understand why they started this policy "no units at Calliope till your relief is 10-8." And for the most part, units are doing a good job of coming up a little early in order to get the previous shift off on time. Special gratz to Mr. Frank Petta in that department!

Everyone please keep up the good work! Those of you who who are minutemen, please try harder! I will too. Even though I don't recognize half the staff most days with all the FNG's, y'all are the best bunch of people I've ever worked with.

Dispatchers, you need to get on the streets! Before you rearrange every truck in the city because a call came out, give just a minute or so to see how it will play out. It may not be necessary to move me from the the beautiful and enchanting Elysian Fields and Miro. Just a reminder.