I have been looking forward to today's discussion - it should be a lot of fun. I'll be answering questions until 7PM (EST) tonight. And on Sunday I will put everyone's name who participated today into a hat and draw one for a free & signed copy of Final Sin.
Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full with the investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife when he meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. He is immediately drawn to her and finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. Julie finds herself just as drawn to him. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of their lives in extreme danger...
Whether or not you've read Final Sin, I hope you will participate - you can take a peek at some excerpts if you would like: Read the First Chapter or another scene further into the book. There is also an interview with Julie Jennings, the heroine of Final Sin. Read up on some suggested discussion topics...
Finally I want to remind everyone that EVERY purchase of Final Sin thru May 31 (print, Kindle or .pdf e-book) will benefit the Stony Point Ambulance Corps Youth Squad. Read the details...
Q: What is the difference between EMT and EMS?
A: An EMT is a trained person, an Emergency Medical Technician, who works within the EMS system: EMS is Emergency Medical Services, the umbrella term for the emergency response system.
Q: Is the training the same for a paid EMT as it is for a volunteer EMT?
A: Yes, the training is exactly the same. Whether paid or volunteer, all EMTs have to take the same classroom and field training. They are all medical professionals.
Q: What kind of training goes into being a Paramedic?
A: All paramedics must have been EMT-Basic first; In NYS there is an additional 1000-1200 hours of classroom training. Paramedics are also required to have an extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. Additional training includes Bloodborne Pathogens, Haz-Mat response, emergency vehicle operations, and rescue in special circumstances. In order to maintain Paramedic certification, there are required Continuing Medical Education credits as well.
Q: How can you recognize a stalker?
A: Most stalkers seem harmless... they may be very charming, or seem socially awkward. Watch for frequent appearances at places they don't really belong (ie: YOUR workplace), frequent phone calls, random gifts, any "threatening" behavior.
Q: What can you do to protect yourself against a stalker?
A: Don't send mixed messages, be firm that you are not interested in a relationship. Be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you lock your doors and safeguard your property. Do not engage in confrontations with a stalker. Do not hesitate to get police help if the stalking continues or escalates.
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