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    What ever happend to TLC's Paramedics?
    Your thoughts, and input on the best shows.
    Any feedback on pt. care from any of the EMT/Medics on the show.
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    "Paramedics" from TLC has moved with all the re-runs to the Health Channel. When I say Re-Runs I'm not kidding ---- Sometimes the same episode runs twice a week twice a night ---- No new episodes were made to date that I'm aware of.
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    My favorite episode was the one with EMSA from Oklahoma City during the May 5, 1999 tornado.

    'Course, I work with a bunch of guys at my job that happen to work for EMSA too, so I'm a little impartial!

    Really, I thought it was a great episode. It showed just how crazy it can get...and how a professional service deals with it.
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    I have to agree with Silver City, that Oklahoma was one of the best episodes. I have been a medic for about 5 years now and don't know if I would have been able to stay as calm and cool as they did. Those medics were incredible.

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    Thumbs up Paramedics

    Yes I must say that was a great show. My dept. uses the OKC show for trianing on how and how not to opperate during an MCI. I'll tip my hat to EMSA for a job well done! That whole show our jaws were to the floor.
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    Just speaking as an apparatus buff, EMSA (at least in OKC) is always interesting. I've never seen those odd wraparound light bars that you see on EMSA's vehicles.

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    EMSA is phasing out the wrap-around strobe kits and going to strictly LEDs. The new trucks (which you can check out at emsaonline.com) use a lot less power. I'm pretty sure the mechanics told me the strobes pulled 300 amps and the LEDs pull 5 amps. The new trucks also have, for lack of a better term, "ground effect" lighting. That is, scene lights around the bottom of the box to illuminate the ground. They're pretty cool.
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    I have to agree. That was the best one I've seen. Lucky day for the filming crew.

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    I would just love to see them come film here in Waco. For every episode there is it takes about 6 months to get all the film needed.
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    I wonder if HIPAA is what killed the "Paramedics" series? I thought it was a great show and had some true educational value to it. I thought it also served as a valuable recruitment tool, though we all know not every call is adrenaline pounding like they show it to be.
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    We call it "continuing ed hour" when it's on at work...I still laugh though when the sound effects are of a "hot" response, but the video is of a "cold" response...Yes I know it's tv...but still...
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    What probably killed Paramedics is that there is not enough gratuitous sex and soap opera-ness to it like ER, Grey's Anatomy (which I actually like), or SCRUBS.

    It is sad, but realistically, I think it was just all of us whackers (of which I am proudly one) who watched it. I do still like to fick through the channels every once in a while and watch the show, but I am so medicine OD'd right now it isn't even funny.
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    I worked for the guy that was the EMT in the OKC EMSA truck. He is now a paramedic and ownes the ambulance service that is in our city. The paramedic is now a doctor in OKC.
    Last edited by clevelandfire; 04-14-2006 at 05:55 PM.

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    If HIPPA is what killed the show, "COPS" may not be far behind it as even though they give the "All suspects are innocent...."disclaimer,there probably has been a shyster saying that their client's appearence on the show killed his chance at a fair trial because the police are shown arresting him with the main evidence.

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    I wonder if HIPAA is what killed the "Paramedics" series? I thought it was a great show and had some true educational value to it. I thought it also served as a valuable recruitment tool, though we all know not every call is adrenaline pounding like they show it to be.

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