So this year I was blessed enough to move in with a really great friend who just happens to be an EMT. While some people might think the late night calls from the station could be bad here are some of the perks I have learned in just the past few weeks.
1. They are literally selfless
Probably some of the easiest people to live with because their job requires them to be such a selfless human being. If they are willing to give up sleep to help out someone who is sick they will probably compromise with you on where to put your dresser.
2. They will look at your injuries if you ask them to.
If you're a klutz like me then this really comes in handy. If you fall or trip a lot or wake up with random bruises, have an EMT as a roommate. Because all you have to do is ask and you can have your injury checked out without leaving your room.
3.They are trained to take care of sick people.
So you really don't have to worry about getting sick in front of them because they will probably be there to hold your hair for you. They won't shy away from you even in your grossest state and it's always nice to have someone take care of you when you're feeling your worst.
4.You get a completely different view of your campus then what you had before.
While they can't tell everything that goes down because of patient confidentiality, you definitely get to hear some crazy stories about all the calls that happened when you were out or asleep the night before.
5. They won't judge you if you're drunk.
Because let's be honest they have probably seen worse.
6. You really learn to appreciate all EMS/Security/ Police/Firefighters especially volunteer.
Honestly, what those people do for us as a society is amazing. Some nights when my roommate is on call and goes to save people, she's not getting paid. In fact most of the time she isn't getting paid. But she does it anyway. She goes out and helps people and doesn't get thanked because she is selfless and has a good heart.
So if you have a friend or a roommate that is an EMT hug them and tell them thank you for dealing with you and everyone else's crap.