101 Things the Fire Department wishes you knew

Monday, August 31

Happy Birthday Happy Medic

One year ago, exactly, I published my first post.

Looking back, I was just hoping to blow off some steam and vent my frustrations with the way EMS and Fire were being used by the folks I encountered. I didn't want to get caught up in the day to day news, there are far better sites for that. I also didn't want to get caught up in training, techniques and instruction, there are far better sites for that.

But I found very few that addressed the situations that make us shake our heads and think, "You called 911...for this?"

The 365 days and almost 400 posts that followed have been an absolute blast. The format has changed repeatedly, as has the picture up there, but one thing remains. I still aim to put a smile on your face giving you a first person account of my encounters with the public at large.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look around, see you next year.

your Happy Medic


Ckemtp said...

Happy. Birthday. Happy!

Congradulations on making this one-year-old blog a place where I come, like 3 times a day, to get my EMS blog fix. You're an inspiration to us all.

3-Cheers for Happy!

Capt. Schmoe said...

Happy B-Day Happy, you should get a step-raise on your anniversary date!!!

Fire Critic said...

Great job HM! Congrats on one year!

I have enjoyed the one or two posts I have read....just kidding! I too was a closet HM reader many times a day. Now I am out!

I am hoping to bring in some of my own ramblings of some of my calls to the FC soon. It is a work in progress and I think that I might be ready to talk about the fires I have been in (both of them...jk)!

I might even talk about the days on the box...as a driver! HA

Matt said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. You've got an educational and an informative blog set up- keep up the good work.

TOTWTYTR said...

Happy blogoversary.

brokenangel said...

Happy birthday

Jedifire11 said...

Congrats and Happy B-day Happy Medic!!!

TBChick said...

Happy Birthday!! Happy Medic!!

Let's do this again next year and the year after and the year after that and ....

MotorCop said...


I'm pretty sure this is an indication of the End of Times. I'd wish you a Happy Birthday or, shudder, Blogoversary, but I think I should get off the computer and find a church.

Cheers...and many more of these accursed -versaries.

Firegeezer said...

Congratulations for making it through the hardest year so successfully, Hap.

Good luck for the upcoming 365 and we wish you success for many years to come. Just keep having fun.

Greg Friese said...

Happy Birthday. I really like the "You Make the Call" posts.

medicblog999 said...

Happy 1st blog birthday from all the way over the other side of the pond!

Lets see what we can achieve in the next 12 months!!

The Grumpy Dispatcher said...

Happy birthday. Love the cupcake and party hat look. Between you and MC making this your preferred form of therapy, I was forced to start my own (it's a conspiracy) and am glad I did. Thanks for all the laughs, bro.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Happy Medic!
Since stumbling across your blog a few months after it came into being it has become the highlight of my news reading.Keep up the good work and thanks for you support.