Confessions from Public Safety Personnel

Confessions/Asks Go Here   | FAQ/Info | Please feel free to anonymously submit your confessions to the ask box. Confessions should be from personnel (or someone closely involved) & in some way about public safety (police, fire, EMS, etc). Confessions will be posted anonymously. Confessions are not altered & are posted as is. If you disagree with a confession, don't take it out on the admin. Admin are happy to help public safety personnel get things 'off their chest'. Remember, stay safe out there! Click here if you're interested in applying as a contributor. Tags: police, fire, EMS & disptacher.

Anonymous asked: I have been in paramedicine for over ten years and I officially HATE my job. I mean I really, truly loathe it. It's disgusting, degrading, and even our own dispatchers treat us like we are the shallow end of the gene pool. There is no standard for exceptional care, the only thing that matters is the almighty dollar and how much money can be made in a day. Every time I punch in I feel like a sellout because this isn't about helping people, it's about money just like everything else.


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— 3 weeks ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: I'm pretty new and definitely not the best, but I care so much. I wanna learn I just can't learn as fast as everyone else.


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— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: i have yet to know what this brotherhood/sisterhood feels like. =/


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— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
Anonymous asked: I feel like a "Uniform Chaser" for saying this, but I'm an EMT student and I've had 2 recent relationships fail because of my focus on school and practicals. I've gotten to the point to where now on dating sites I don't look at people unless they're a firefighter EMT paramedic police officer or any other form of public safety due to the fact that they'd understand what I mean if I say no to a party and binge drinking because I have a practical or OBGYN test coming up.


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— 3 weeks ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: I am a 22 y/o female with a county ems agency. I've seen more stuff in the past year than I ever have.. I have lost all my faith in humanity. How am I supposed to have this as a career? I'm tired of patients holding a guns to my head (literally).


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— 1 month ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: One of the girls in my EMT-P class doesn't want to apply herself anymore. She's putting so much crap ahead of her studies that doesn't even matter. We share the same permanent preceptor and I catch myself wishing that she would fail. Partly because I'm afraid she'll hurt someone in the field and partly because I want the extra time with my preceptor because we're strapped for clinical time as it stands. I feel like she's wasting time. The bad thing: she's one of my best friends.


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— 1 month ago with 1 note
Anonymous asked: I really wanted to become a paramedic when i was older but my family keeps on putting me down for it and says people who get straight A's in school shouldn't be working for this profession its for people who gets C's.


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— 1 month ago with 8 notes
Anonymous asked: I think what you're doing here is absolutely amazing. The blog is run beautifully and its clear that pictures or not you put a large amount of work into this and that it really does mean a lot too you. I'd like to thank you for doing this. For giving us a voice and a chance to release all of the terrible things that we see. Please keep up the awesome work and don't put any stock in people who don't like the blog.


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Thank you. I’m glad I can help in some way.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Some people we pick up I absolutely don't give a shit about. I don't feel bad about not giving a shit about them, either. I'm afraid this will effect the people under my care that I actually do care for..


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— 1 month ago with 3 notes
To those of you making multiple replies to the same post…

Only one, your last, reply will be visible if you make multiple ones.
Just thought I’d let everyone know incase they’re trying to give advice to, comment, etc for the confessions if you do it this way they may not be able to see all of what you post.

By the way, still got a couple confessions in the inbox that are none anon I will need to put on pictures if you’re wondering why yours hasn’t been posted. I’ve been posting everything that comes in anon as text. I’m sorry if this offends you or you dislike this. I’m just trying to help.


Thank you all & be safe out there!

— 2 months ago
#Police  #fire  #EMS  #confessions  #firefighter  #dispatcher  #dispatch  #text post  #important 
Anonymous asked: Follow-up to the last post: I want to report him but I fear endangering my future as a medical professional (I hope to be a trauma surgeon) and losing valuable relationships with my colleagues/friends. I am scared; I get anxiety attacks around him.


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— 2 months ago
Anonymous asked: I'm a 16 year old female EMT. My chief physically assaulted me a few months ago and continues to sexually harass me, turning a place that I love into a place that I resent. Though the rest of my station is very respectful toward me; I feel trapped.


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— 2 months ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: I am a well-respected Paramedic, and good at my job. But if my colleagues and students knew the kind of stuff I've done in my personal life, I feel that they would judge me for it and lose respect for me. How do you tell someone that the Medic they look up to cheated for over a year while in a long-term relationship? How do you tell them that you may be a great person in the rig but a shitty person in life?


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— 2 months ago with 5 notes
Anonymous asked: I'm 20 years old and already suffer from PTSD, sometimes the sleepless nights make me wonder if it was even worth getting my card.


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— 2 months ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: I've always thought about commuting suicide and making it look like a LODD so I could finally get the respect I've been lacking my entire life


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— 2 months ago with 4 notes