There are no typical days at the Emergency Medical Services department. Emergency and transport calls come in at any time of day or night. When responding to an emergency call, one must apply all knowledge to the task and work as a team to prepare for any contingencies. When not responding to a call, we were tasked to assure that the ambulance was well stocked, clean and all lights, siren and mechanical parts were working properly. We worked in the Emergency department when not busy in the office. Our supervisor was very knowledgeable and fair. The upper management would have award ceremonies, holiday lunches, and training's. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendship of fellow employees. The hardest part of the job was seeing families in distress while a family member was injured or worse. Native American culture played a big part in the medical department. A great understanding of the culture was paramount to healing.
Staging our Ambulance at rodeos, games, parades, and Pow Wow's.
Sometimes we had to get up in the middle of the night for emergencies.