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For all of you Americans that think that 'free' healthcare is awesome think again. Im going to share some figures with you all so that you can see that Canadian health care system is infact not only MORE expensive but far inferior as well.
Not only that but Canadian income tax is brutal.
1)55% of every tax dollar collected by the government is directed to healthcare funding.
2) On my paycheck, $3988 gross. Wanna guess what my take home pay was after
Ok time for another irregular update. Sorry about that but well thats the way it goes.
Ill start off with the stranger one. I was on the floor. That means you sit by the computer at the front of the hall at night and monitor some of the calls coming in. If the gong goes for your hall (that sound you hear kinda like a bell in the hall) you read out which machines are going where the call is and the nature of the call.
For instance "Engine 25, Engine
Updated 09-01-2010 at 03:00 PM by blackskimmer
Ok so I got some new stuff to report on. Some of it guys I have to leave vague for legal reasons, and on going investigations but im sure you guys will be ok with that right?
Im just going to report on our first day of this tour so far.
In the morning Engine 25 returned just before I got to the station. They returned from a poor guy who was found monday morning pinned underneath a car. The guy was working on a car at a garage. People
Updated 07-07-2010 at 07:21 PM by blackskimmer
Well I planned on writing about the last couple tours but when last night ended figured might as well just write about the one that just passed.
1)Gong goes off around 6pm. We find a middle aged man lying on the sidewalk. One look at his leg and you know it broken in a least one spot. His little toe was touching the ground while his knee was pointing straight up. In a massive amount of pain. We gave him some drugs to dull it but the guy still screamed liked hell when
Updated 04-29-2010 at 12:16 PM by blackskimmer
Well another irregular entry. I have started a twitter account for perhaps a more regular update. its wfd1792 for those who care.
Ok so its been a while and thats because I have been on holidays.
However when coming back i found myself to be senior man. Its a title reserved for the most senior firefighter in the hall besides the officers. You are responsible for the book keeping, drill, station duties etc. On the fire scene I usually get the rookie and we go