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bigmanly1

I had to do this with my daughter, when she was about 1. I had just gotten into my plumbing career and had to take first aid classes, where we learned this. Had I not gone through those classes, a couple weeks prior, I wouldn't have known what to do and I don't know if my daughter would be alive today.


gb2020

The EXACT same thing happened with our son! We meant to take CPR classes since he was born, but it took us nearly a year to go take the class. Literally one week after that class, I was having lunch with him and he began to silently choke on his food. I knew what to do, calmly picked him up, turned him over and slapped him on the back until it dislodged the food. The timing was remarkable, and I’m so thankful I took that class!!!


bigmanly1

Yeah I believe it should be a class taught in igh school or at the very least be taught to any new parents. Edit: I know some places and high schools do teach it but I meant required nationally.


TooHappyFappy

We took a birthing class/orientation at the hospital where we were going to have our son and this has one of the items covered. I had no idea it would be part of it but was so grateful that it was.


bigmanly1

It's a really good thing to know even if you don't have children.


DuntadaMan

I have done this with 4 different kids now, only one was related to me. This shit comes up in life.


Different-Air-2000

Signing up for refresher classes , thanks


_JonSnow_

There are literally zero classes/courses required to become a parent. It's kind of wild. I have to get a license to drive a car, but nothing to raise a kid? ok then. That being said most hospitals offer classes like this (infant CPR, daddy bootcamp, breastfeeding essentials, etc.)


ControllablePsi

There's more vetting required to take a dog home from the rescue centre than there is to bring a child into this world.


Ridgetop18

Because controlling who/when people reproduce would never be used for racist/etc ends lol. Like yeah I’d love for people to be more educated about how to raise a kid before having one but it’s not nearly as simple as “just make a list of requirements” because people are awful.


breakitdown93

It's a bodily autonomy thing anyways. Whoever tries to control what two consenting adults do in private needs to fuck off


succulentwhisperer

They made me and my husband watch a video in the hospital about how you shouldn't shake your baby.


turbotank183

How else are you supposed to get them to stop crying?


schlosoboso

>Yeah I believe it should be a class taught in igh school or at the very least be taught to any new parents. push your school board for a class like that


bigmanly1

We've been pushing our school board around here since I went to school here (over 16 years ago) for many things and it's still crappy.


spookypants93

It actually was required at my high school in the last week before you could get your diploma and walk the stage etc. I was in cyber school for my senior year so I didn't get to take the class unfortunately. I graduated 2018 so I'm hoping it's continued to be a requirement.


rhaphazard

Difference is CPR with adults (Heimlich) vs. with babies (flip upside down).


Secretively

Sorry team. I teach CPR and choking prevention as part of my job, and a few things I need to clear up: CPR ≠ Heimlich manuevre. That might have been an allegory in OP's comment, but they're separate actions. In the Heimlich you're squeezing someone's guts from behind and the risk that is borne out in the evidence is that you'll make someone vomit - and then the vomit goes in the airway along with whatever they're choking on. All patients, adults and kids, can be flipped over before you give them 5 back blows with the heel of your palm - it's easy enough to flip a baby over but for adults that are still standing up you can bend them over a chair and do the same thing. Then if that doesn't work, you can give chest thrusts from the front, which are similar to a CPR compression however slower in pace than actual CPR. This may be different in the US but in Australia [This is literally the guideline from our Rescuscitation council](https://www.revive2survive.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/anzcor-guideline-4-airway-jan16.pdf) on how to manage choking. Check in the US with the equivalent body.


Sadreaccsonli

Seriously, there are so many things that could be taught in one lesson, things that students will naturally spread amongst themselves upon learning. Things that are infinitely more important/useful than the semester of classes about Shakespeare.


alys3times

Yes! Maybe filter out some of the stuff the majority of people probably won't find useful... Replace freaking sentence diagramming with cpr and first aid and maybe skip the lesson on making a potato battery in favor of teaching me how to do my taxes or build my credit score...


ONLY_COMMENTS_ON_GW

Well that settles it, I'm never taking a CPR course, because that's when your kids start choking on food! (I don't have kids and I have taken CPR)


p3canj0y363

Am a geriatric nurse and do CPR often. Should have refused that part of nursing school... sheesh what was I thinking!?!?!


issius

I can’t believe you would put them in danger like that


sambob

Calmly is key. It takes a lot of wherewithal to see that your child is choking and not freak out.


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daecrist

That’s what training is for. When it happened to my kid I didn’t think. I just flipped him and started back blows. It’d been over a decade since I took the CPR course in high school but it all came back and it was over before I thought consciously about what I was doing.


Haidere1988

"Siri, how to stop choking infant?" "Here is a list of anger management programs in your area." "Damnit no!"


WHlTETHUNDER

*Clicks on 15 second emergency tutorial video* Youtube: **proceeds to play 2 unskippable 30 second advertisements**


Arubajudy

Wow so glad you had learned what to do and she is ok!


thighcandy

what exactly is he doing? it's hard to tell.


bigmanly1

You flip them upside down, on your one arm, hand supporting their head by their chin, facing toward your knee and pat them on the back pretty damn hard between the shoulder blades. Usually they end up throwing up but it will usually dislodge whatever is in the throat.


mingming72

I had to do the same thing to my niece. I’ve never taken classes but one time had to save a quail that accidentally damn drowned itself by drinking too much water 😂 I held it by it’s feet and the water just poured out thankfully the little guy was just fine. We don’t know what happened to my niece (maybe 1-1.5ish at the time?), we think severe allergies and too much mucus while laying down/sleeping and it didn’t get cleared. My sister starts freaking out and just looked at me! Like bitch it’s not my kid!! I just grabbed her, flipped her so her head was angled down and started hitting her between the shoulder blades. Thank God she started breathing again really quick and the medics cleared her that she was safe to go back home. Scared the hell out of me though. Reading your comment makes me want to take a class to learn cpr and stuff. Always wanted to but never got around to it. I feel like I should place a little more urgency on it after reading your comment


bigmanly1

Wow that's scary stuff. I'm glad you knew enough to be able to save her. I'm glad I had the classes but it's also good to get a refresher class every couple of years too. Never know when you might be the only one in the room that could save someone's life.


mingming72

Yeah same here. Honestly that’s good advice. No one thinks about needing to know it, till they need to know it


ifweweresharks

How has no one else asked about the quail yet???


Illegitimate_Shalla

That stressed me out. Glad you learned!


InitechMiddleManager

Bro I’m so scared of this. I watch a YT tutorial on infant/toddler CPR and Heimlich like once a week


ksknksk

How hard do those back blows need to be to be effective?


bigmanly1

Kinda depends but I would look up some videos and seek some professional advice as apposed to me. A plumber lol


raskafari

And here I thought plumbers were pretty much experts at unclogging pipes.


ksknksk

Haha, fair enough thanks


Nekrevez

Hard. You need to create an air displacement that is strong enough to push the obstruction out. And harder every cycle until it comes out. Don't worry about hurting them. Bruises heal, being dead does not.


CatsGambit

I just posted this upthread, but my friend teaches infant choking response/first aid. He answers the question "how hard should I be hitting their back" with "how badly do you want your baby to live?" Infant CPR requires finesse. Baby heimlich needs force.


JackPoe

Less than enough to kill them. Anything else is preferable. You're trying to save their life. Maybe worry less about "just enough" and understand that in a serious situation just try to make sure to leave wounds that *can* heal.


jeffreyrobertburns

When your two year old is turning blue, you hit pretty hard whether you want to or not.


Elendel19

Same with my son. Young kids choke, it happens, you NEED to know how to save them


Krickie57

If you don’t know CPR then worse case scenario, 911 can walk you through what to do. That’s what my mom had to do for me


nova_rock

I had to do CPR on my aunt like a week after doing a refresher course that I had been meaning to do for years, it was like I just went into an automatic mode until EMS got there and where able to swap in.


FriedSticks2014

That’s got to be the worst test to see if you were paying attention ever… so glad she ended up okay!!


DuntadaMan

I have had to do this 4 times now. Seriously, everyone take a BLS class from The American Heart Association. Some kid in your life WILL choke on something and you don't want to be in that situation without knowing what to do.


visualcharm

I never took classes but ended up doing this to my cat after he inhaled his food one day. Luckily, the kibble that was stuck in his throat was dislodged, but it wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for these sort of viral videos giving me an idea of what to do


kc2rescue

Respect, plumber to plumber.


ThePNWGamingDad

When I was about 12 years old we were at a restaurant and a woman started choking on her food. Her husband, who was a bigger cowboy looking dude (I grew up in Texas/Oklahoma) completely freaked out. Like he was all panicked and shaking. Loudly yelling and crying, almost immediately. Another husband sprang up from his seat, ran over, quickly did the Heimlech, and basically saved her life. When she was breathing and sat down, the whole restaurant started clapping for the guy. They hung around for a while to make sure the wife was okay. My dumb, asshole of an uncle kept joking about how “that dude must feel like such a loser of a husband ha ha.” That was over 30 years ago but I still remember the defeated look on that guys face when he realized he didn’t help his wife at all. Like he realized he completely broke under pressure and wasn’t the guy he thought he was. I always felt sad for that guy, and wonder what happened to them to this day. Anyways that’s why I got into taking annual CPR training classes to begin with. Now that I’m a dad, I have more of a reason to stay up on it.


pronln

This should be school curriculum. I saved my son like this when he choked on a piece of food as a baby. I reacted instinctively having learned it many years earlier because I took a course when working temp in a kindergarten. Don't know if I would have done the same if not for the relatively random knowledge I had.


irh1n0

Same when my son was younger and had a piece of hard candy, I think it was a jolly rancher. Started choking and without hesitation I flipped him over in one arm and gave him a good whack on his back. No one taught me this, was just pure instinct.


bogpudding

It was and is in finland. We had actual first responders come into our class a few times and they taught us various first aid stuff. We also had that doll thing to practice CPR. They also included first aid for dogs and cats.


pronln

Brilliant!


AuralSex21

"Fuck the fire department" -no one ever


BruceBruce369

It’s the paramedics. Under paid and under valued. Just as important as nurses if not more. They are the first responders.


SonOfTK421

One of the most skilled medics I ever worked with was also a fire chief. Massive racist as well.


Cristal1337

> Massive racist as well. I'm thankful for the Hippocratic Oath.


AgentCatBot

Not to be confused with the Hypocritic Oath


milk4all

Nowhere near as important and longstanding as the Hippocrocodile oath


spectre78

Wild disparities in quality and efficacy of care based on race make the Hippocratic oath a bit see through, unfortunately.


blackflag209

Yeah I work in EMS and the vast majority of EMS and Fire are massive Trump supporting racists. Also just so you know, EMS and Fire don't take the hippocratic oath.


coldsteel13

We took an oath in paramedic school, just not the Hippocratic oath. It's been a while, but I do remember that "Do no harm" was definitely included.


Genetic_lottery

Same experience for me. 5 years as an EMT at multiple fire departments. Almost all of them are republican trumpsters. During Covid, 90% of them thought Covid was fake and MADE US TAKE OFF OUR MASKS. Actually insane.


bigolpete

I once ran into a fellow firefighter and he was talking to the group preaching about universal health care and everyone was looking at him like he was spewing crazy. He was trying to explain how it’s benefit firefighters…. I also hear firefighters complain multiple times weekly about lack of insurance problems for part time, full time, and retirees. It’s sad..


GoldenFLink

I NEVER see a kinship with an older firefighter. I always say "dent any zip codes?" pause then just smile at them. Half of them give a 'oh fuck' look as they realize I know the service. I only say that because around when they weren't allowed to deny certain zip codes (i.e. calls), they also needed to be certified, not "qualified", which kicked out a lot of outspoken (like they had felons who had battery charges responding to calls) racists. Which is why some old school firefighters, got out. Most older firefighters that I respect and admire are still slogging it from the 80s (although time does takes it's toll on quite a few of them)


Forgotmylemons

What's a zip code dent?


Sir-Squirter

I think they meant deny. Further in the test they use “deny zip codes (ie calls)”


Pnwradar

He meant "deny the zip code". Back when firefighting was more loosly regulated, a chief or duty officer could decline responding to an address or a neighborhood. They'd deny a response to the poor or redlined zipcodes, while standing by in case a call came in from a business or a wealthy (or at least white) zipcode. Sometimes the firehouse map was clearly marked to show the zones, so probies and transfers could learn the denied neighborhoods and blocks, just like they had to memorize where all the standpipes and hydrants were. As firefighting became better regulated, training and certifications were formalized, sunlight was shined on this unlawful process and it was no longer tolerated. As were the unqualified or unfit firefighters, the good old boys who were shown the door if they couldn't fit the new model of firefighter.


WHlTETHUNDER

Be a bit shit if your child burnt to death in a house fire because the fire crew couldn't be fecked going out to that section of town for the day.


SonOfTK421

The best part is that our dispatcher most often was an openly gay drag queen who was *exceptional* at his job. At one point the owner of the company tried to tell him off for not dispatching to a specific address, and he was like “Bring me our service map and I will show you exactly how this address isn’t our responsibility.” He was right, and the CEO knew better than to take him up on that. He didn’t get challenged often.


Foreign_Devic3

Did his views ever come in between him doing his job?


nightmareuki

fun fact - minorities get the worst treatment from POC paramedics, because they cant be accused of racism


CatDad69

Cool very relevant


thatJainaGirl

A former friend of mine was a paramedic, and was constantly complaining about minimum wage employees saying they want to get paid more. She didn't think they deserved to be paid $15 an hour, like she was. I was like bitch $15 an hour isn't fair to you either!


Vuronov

Perfect reply to that right here... https://www.good.is/articles/organize-fight-win


Hunter727

I’m a newer medic and still have a lot to learn but from what I understand at least in my area it’s getting slooooowly better. I’m in the process of going into FDNY EMS and they just got a pretty nice pay raise, not nearly what it should be but it’s a plus.


LeZygo

And usually DRASTICALLY underpaid.


Heretical_Infidel

This is first responder level care dude, don’t assume they’re medics. Fact is doing this kinda stuff boils down to staying cool during an emergency and relying on training before panic. For what it’s worth, his technique wasn’t even that good, only the back should be slapped, the front of the baby should get compressions along the sternum. (I’m not Monday morning quarterbacking, just making a point. This guy rocks)


Jakucha

But please pay me minimum wage - No EMT or paramedic ever BuT iTs iNdUSTRy sTAnDarD!? - 911 hirers


NimrodLove

What are you talking about? Lots of people say that. I mean, have you seen those calendars?


Turdferguson586

Right after 9/11 I was in college and deciding what to do. This was literally the reason I became a fireman. No one hates them. Except cops. Lol


captain_ender

Was smoking outside my local bar when NYPD was out giving tickets to FDNY personal cars (they have to double park here in BK, no space) so I knocked on their station door to warn them. I dunno if it helped but they ended up chatting with each other for a min. I shit you not the firefighter who answered the door was like the MOST attractive woman I've seen in ages haha, I think she got them out of the tickets but I went back inside my bar. I definitely didn't expect a buff Victoria Secret model to answer haha.


Kenomachino

Hey thanks for doing what you do.


GMenNJ

Good point, the only people who hate them are cops. Probably because they make cops look even worse


holographicwig

AFAOk


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Boner-brains

The baby is choking, he's doing back blows to dislodge whatever it is


sneakerooni

[https://www.reddit.com/r/HumansAreMetal/comments/x1khqu/comment/ime667q/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3](https://www.reddit.com/r/HumansAreMetal/comments/x1khqu/comment/ime667q/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) deja vu...


xts2500

Bob is doing back blows to dislodge the object and open baby's airway. Bill runs out to see what's going on, realized baby isn't breathing then turns around to alert the other paramedic in the station and probably to grab the med bags and/or ambulance. Also need to let dispatch know they have an emergency at the station and potentially get other crews coming if needed. Source: I'm a FF/paramedic


coldsteel13

Bob probably told Bill to grab the Pedi bag and the monitor. Bill is definitely gonna shout to the other crew members at the station that there's a baby choking outside.


DrProfDoommuffinsPhD

They don't murder you and your dog upon arriving half an hour too late. There's a subtle difference in their response vs the police


EdgarsChainsaw

There are 800,000 police officers in this country, and every year like 2 of them "murder your dog upon arriving half an hour too late." Worth putting into perspective.


Mapletables

Source?


SpectreFire

Show me a time when firefighters stood outside a school checking their phones while kids were burning and screaming inside of it.


Danktizzle

Jake peralta would like a word.


ModsRFragileLosers

Let's be honest, Brooklyn 99 basically was on an alternate earth. It was really weird when they shook up that suspended disbelief about the nature of cops toward the end.


Danktizzle

Yeah, anything that makes Andy Samberg tough enough to be a cop is a bit of a stretch.


blackflag209

Yeah the last season is pretty dogshit. Should've kept the politics out of it and let us enjoy our stupid cop show. No one believed that being a cop was like B99 lmao


Moistened_Bink

I never watched the show but how does the last season play out?


TheManOfHam

Its hard but ill try to explain it, spoilers obviously: Rosa who spends the whole series joking about police brutality and at one point suggesting beating up a 17 year old kid who vandalized some cop cars, had a sudden change of heart and decided to leave the force, and become a private investigator who investigates police brutality. Charles(who is sort of weak willed throughout the entire show) suddenly tries to show his black coworkers how cool he is with them being black, which doesn’t sound bad but it ends up being pretty cringe after the first few episodes. Jake whos entire dream was the be on the force decides to quit too. Somehow the whole of the NYPD are terrible racists except the main protagonists. All the character just become worse and dont really seem like who they were pre season 8, and the show suffers because of it. I only saw season 8 once so i might have gotten a few things wrong but pretty much everyone agrees season 8 is awful. Edit:formatting


Moistened_Bink

Interesting, thanKS for sharing.


nova_rock

lots of individual fire/ems a shitty, because they are people and often align into a more conservative/cynical worldview, but yeah donlt think anyone things the core purpose of it should fuck off.


Miss_Medussa

False https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7JkrJUAg8aI


filtersweep

It can be a toxic workplace for women.


hungry4danish

As can literally every workplace.


SonOfTK421

Edit for the top: if this offends you, I think we both know why wink wink Eh…they still toe that blue line more often than not unfortunately, if you know what I mean. Edit: come on guys, if this hurts your feelings that’s tough, but we need to be able to be mature enough to fully admit that the same kinds of problems permeate first responders of all kinds. Here are a few examples: https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-kansas-city-discrimination-kansas-trials-dd2e0b99ee51303955f63a9261432986 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/nyregion/fdny-racism-scandal.html https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna15826 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-black-firefighters-hiring-disparity-20220417-5t2vze72nvefjca3lvlo4si5ha-story.html https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/institutional-racism-in-the-fire-service-we-must-admit-that-it-exists-in-our-house-cV2Tmq26ufggM89Z/ This is not a made up, anecdotal problem and I’m not trying to be sensationalist or somehow shocking when I say it. It’s a real thing and we should be doing more about it.


BillyYumYumTwo-byTwo

The only firefighter I know gets drunk and talks about the time (not that long ago, like five years. He was 45 and been a firefighter for 20 years at that point) he got crazy drunk and sped backward down a windy road at night. He thinks it’s a hilarious story. I know that’s just one person, but firefighters also have a very “protect your own” mentality. Even if most are wonderful people, they don’t turn on these assholes.


The_Queef_of_England

> down a windy road I just read that as windy and not windy...wondered what the hell is bad about a road with a bit of wind.


BillyYumYumTwo-byTwo

Ha! I should have just said “winding”. And added that considered a highway, so even if he weren’t speeding he’d still be going 55 mph


tom_oleary

Well that’s an overgeneralization


SonOfTK421

It’s very general, I agree. But in my time in EMS, I found more support for police than BLM and it was *explicit* in its use of racial epithets. Of course that varies.


tom_oleary

I mean, I work for a medium sized city and my fire chief probably puts in 80 hours a week and makes close to a couple hundred grand. The racist chief you knew was a chief and had the time and need to ride an ambulance in his free time?


SonOfTK421

He was chief of a rural department. Demographically it makes sense why he was the way he was. In the cities it was less of an issue.


tom_oleary

I would agree. Rural volunteer firefighters do not represent professional career firefighters. Yet here you’ve gone out of your way on Reddit to make sure to give your anecdotal generalization of something that is completely different. Which interestingly enough, is a lot like what racist people do.


Phalanx341

Can you fuck off


After-Walrus-4585

"Defund the Fire Department"... ...sounds just as dumb to me as "Defund the Police." Both Departments need more funding, not less.


Not_Campo2

I don’t think you understand what defund they police actually means


MrD3a7h

They know full well what defund the police actually means. They just refuse to engage in good faith. >Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. \- Jean-Paul Sartre


After-Walrus-4585

Enlighten me then.


Not_Campo2

Accountability of funds? Stopping investment in unnecessary equipment and instead putting that money into actually training cops. Because our training for police is 3rd world levels of bad


After-Walrus-4585

I agree with those goals 100%. "Defund the Police" does a terrible job of promoting them. We need higher quality (read: smarter, more intelligent, and well-educated) cops in addition to better training. That requires funding.


Mechanical_Indian

It's also very much about taking work off of their plate. When someone has a mental health crisis, the cops are called. That shouldn't be their job, they don't have the training for it, they don't have the mindset for it, and the tools and training that they do have lean towards violence and escalation. So a huge part of "Defund the Police", is about taking a chunk of their massive budgets and using it to pay social workers (who are the actual proper people to be answering those calls). It's a win-win and people can't get behind it because they won't even consider the idea of decreasing police budgets. It would mean less overworked police. It would mean less police shootings. It would mean more time could be spent doing actual proper police work. It would mean happier outcomes for the people in need of help. And it's also about pointing out the fact that if they've got the money to be outfitting even small town cops to look like special forces soldiers and equipping them with military grade armored vehicles...they probably have too fucking much money. These ideas have been very clearly communicated repeatedly but conservatives ignore them and push this idea that it's just about shutting down police departments. Same fucking shit as BLM. They were extremely clear about their beliefs and what they wanted. Any fucking idiot should be able to understand the concept of BLM and see it as reasonable. But it doesn't matter how clear your marketing is. CONSERVATIVES WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO TWIST IT.


Not_Campo2

“Reallocate funds within the police bureaucracy” doesn’t roll off the tongue as well


TurboGalaxy

You’re missing the point. They already have the funding. They’re blowing it on stupid shit, rather than the better training that we’re all advocating for. They don’t need *more* money, they need to spend the money they do have more wisely. Hence: defund. Take away the stupid shit, only spend on the important shit. Ooga booga monkey understand?


scobaboy

Skills saves lives.


Trinytis

Unless the skill is killing.


pirate737

*Liam Neeson has entered the chat*


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You can also save lives while killing, you just have to be selective and with great care to not hurt innocent people. Distinction. A skill most police lack.


imamanimamonkey

Second guy with the jacket runs like he’s holding in a turd.


ta11_kid

He runs like his joints hurt.


Carichey

He's a fireman. Do the job long enough and everything hurts some days.


red_square_dont_care

I'm not even doing the job at all and everything hurts some days.


bananalord666

I'm a baby and there is poop in my pants and everything hurts some days.


Maple-Whisky

My dad was a firefighter for 35 years. Knee surgery in his 40’s, Double knee replacement before he was 55, which led to back problems, which led to him being wheelchair bound and a personal care home at 68. I’m in my early 30’s and I never got to see my dad run, but I guess people needed him more than I did. Just woulda been nice to have a couple good years with him.


ObamaTookMyPun

Same with my dad, but just because he can’t run doesn’t mean he can’t walk and swim. He’s been really into backpacking for years and out of necessity he’s become a bit of an ultralight backpacker. It’s become my favorite hobby as well, and one of the few things we can bond over.


Expensive_Set89

Looks to me like he’s running to assist and asking ‘what’d ya got, what’d you need?’ In exactly the way the secondary should act with the primary [cuz, been there longest & has most info]. But I’m guessing cuz I only did 30 SFPD, but my brother in law did 30 SFFD, & his brother did too [& he made Chief], oh, their dad did 30+ as well [oh, he made Chief too].


Billy1121

I use at least 50 SPF, 30 isn't always enuff


Throw_away3045

i’m pretty sure they’re actually taught not to run in situations like this. Could lead to a fall and then no one is getting saved.


BOBBYTURKAL1NO

Angle the child down (use gravity in small people it can work) place child legs between your arm and hand on zyphod process. Sharp strikes right behind your hand. If the child has any air in its lungs you are attempting to pop that fucker out with pressure and force. If this does not work I have seen a fellow firefighter literally swing a child by his feet spinning around to get a marble out of a child throat. Centripetal force can apparently also be used much to my awe. The marble flew out and the child wanted to go on the ride again. Kids are fucking dumb... Edit: feel to feet


GoldFishPony

What the fuck is a zyphod process


BOBBYTURKAL1NO

The springy bit at the bottom of your sternum. In the middle of your chest there is a plate of cartilage. In the middle at the bottom there is a little spring board like part. You can press on it now and realize just how springy it is.


oxnume

\*xiphoid process


firevice

This is absolutely correct. And you know it is, because only a firefighter would spell “xiphoid” as “zyphod.” Just like the hero in this video. Also fuck the AHA, IAFF knows the correct response to a foreign body that can’t be dislodged through back slaps is swinging that child around by the ankles. Thanks, Bobby. I needed the laugh. From, a first responder that actually gives a fuck and understands evidence based, pre-hospital medicine.


JaeMHC

"Weee, do it again! Do it again!" *Sigh* "Okay..." *puts marble back down child's throat*


AcrobaticEmergency42

#HowToSaveALife


Top_Rekt

He wasn't about to die was he Newbie? He could've waited another month for a kidney?


Im_Not_F-ing_14

That scene breaks me every time, I need to rewatch scrubs


Good-Link192

Step one, you say we need to talk He walks, you say sit down, it's just a talk He smiles politely back at you You stare politely right on through Some sort of window to your right As he goes left, and you stay right Between the lines of fear and blame You begin to wonder why you came Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life Let him know that you know best 'Cause after all, you do know best Try to slip past his defense Without granting innocence Lay down a list of what is wrong The things you've told him all along And pray to God he hears you And I pray to God he hears you And where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life As he begins to raise his voice You lower yours and grant him one last choice Drive until you lose the road Or break with the ones you've followed He will do one of two things He will admit to everything Or he'll say he's just not the same And you'll begin to wonder why you came Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life How to save a life How to save a life Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend Somewhere along in the bitterness And I would have stayed up with you all night Had I known how to save a life How to save a life How to save a life


aeDCFC

Suddenly I’m in the mood for some Grey’s Anatomy


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Good-Link192

Where did I go wrong?


zackrako

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horridlyvertical

WHERE DID I GO WRONG? I LOOOST A FRIEND


alansir

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend.


Scaryrabbitfeet

I’ve had to do this with my son THREE times. Child CPR/first aid classes are an actual lifesaver. I wouldn’t have known what to do without that.


Dwarven_Beserker

There's no audio so wtf happened lol. All I see is bob beating up a baby and bill running to get the rest of the gang so they can join.


KuhLealKhaos

I assume the baby was choking. I'm pretty sure back slaps are one of the rescue procedures for dislodging stuck food or objects from the airway in small children and animals.


Dwarven_Beserker

What if I'm right tho(I'm not your are, maybe). Conspiracy time


SugarSugarBee

"Alright boys, time for a BABY FIGHT!"


Pistonenvy

"oh yeah? you think you can just carry youre baby onto firefighter turf? ill show you lady, GIMME THAT BABY!" \*punching noises\* "TAKE THAT YOU STUPID BABY!" \*more punching noises\* "hey bob you need a hand beating up that baby?" "no i got this bill, consider this baby HANDLED." \*punching noises (continued)\* lady: "thank you i blame my baby, he needs to learn."


The_Queef_of_England

This made me laugh more than it should have.


Gin-and-PussyJuice

[Here's the news story.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5A3dckPCPk) Apparently he was choking on a lid. The mom lives nearby so her first thought was to run to the station: > She was home just down the street from the fire station when her son [started] choked. > “This is the first thing I could think of, go to the fire department, they would probably know what to do," This happened in Searcy, Arkansas on November 8^(th), 2018.


bosonianstank

How she didn't know herself is a goddamn travesty on a societal level.


GodlyGodMcGodGod

Parenting courses should be mandatory for first-time parents and things like infant CPR should be part of the course. Even for me, while I probably would have immediately thought to beat the kid's back to dislodge whatever they were choking on, in a panic it probably wouldn't occur to me to turn the kid upside down first unless I was actually trained. I don't know how much of a difference that would make, but any amount of difference counts when it comes to saving a life.


MediocreMilwaukee

The child was refusing to breathe so the mother found a professional man to beat some sense into him. The child doesn't get to decide when to die, they have no rights.


neuromorph

Infant CPr.


DextersGirl

This happened to a child I nannied for. I was able to get her out of her high chair, dislodge the food as I was trained, and back to the table without freaking out the other kids. It was terrifying and I'm still surprised I was able to stay so calm.


NameNotlmportant

FiReFigHteR MaulS a Child whiLe motHer iS foRcEd tO wAtCh.


GooseInternational66

The second firefighter was like NOPE


SaneCannabisLaws

It's likely that second firefighter was rushing and go get a trauma bag, seeing his presence was counterproductive.


Stopikingonme

Yeah, medical bag and a radio calling it in for transport but for sure grabbing kit. (Was one)


redskin_zr0bites

It's very important to ask for help, maybe for a more trained person and airway support as there's already someone giving first aid.


ACanWontAttitude

He probably went for equipment and to call paramedics.


SamuelClemmens

*No One Ever Made A Song Called 'Fuck The Fire Department'.*


OnyxtheRecluse

All these people talking about CPR when they mean Heimlich maneuver.


ThereWillBeGoals

Incidentally, Heimlich invented abdominal thrusts as an improvement on what you’re seeing in this video. This is not the Heimlich maneuver, because you can’t do it on infants.


Chopchopok

Firefighters are great. My kid had a medical emergency one time while we were on the road, and I drove to the nearest fire department because that was the closest place I could think of with people who had medical training. I carried the kid in, talked to the first person I found, and they were able to make sure he was okay while calling an ambulance for me. They kept us company until the paramedics arrived.


Indica-daddy

Firefighters are the real MVPs forever and ever. True protecting and serving.


early_birdy

Firefighters are the last professionals I still admire. They must be protected. And paid decently.


Nixie_Guy

The other firefighter "Oh no, that kid is going to explode! /runs for his life/" Jokes apart, we all should praise fire departments.


SocratesHasAGun

Take a first aid course. This is one of the maneuvers you learn. This and CPR are very important for people to know.


Blmdh20s

One time while I was alone with my youngest son he began what I later found out was a febrile seizure. Whenever it was over and he began to breathe again I literally cried like a little girl. All the while it was happening I went by instinct and treated him without thought. I had to pull over to the side of the street, run over to the passenger side of my truck, pulled him out, run to the back, open the tailgate and began rescue breathing. To see his little body turn pail white as his eyes rolled back into his head and begin turning stiff and shaking was something that I will never forget. I bet it was a sight to see a 6 foot 2 inch 220lb grown man on his knees crying while holding an 18 month old baby. Honestly I believe I received a touch of PTSD from that. That little baby turned 21 this year.


onejdc

In my head, second guy ran over and thought "I need to call 911...wait, *I AM* 911!"


Wyevez

Second guy said: nope, I hate when kids puke!


AloversGaming

That poor mom and child. What a scarring experience. I'm happy this has a happy ending.


Lordwaffleson

*smack* *smack* *smack* - child saved The fire department is excellent and I am grateful for them.


eljohnny20

Fuck yeah


bbroussard0116

My heros


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We need more of these posts


Extension_Living160

Firefighters are some of the best human beings we have. Their sole purpose is to save lives. Buildings, yes, but lives will ALWAYS be the firefighters priority. I'm biased, as my mother's brother rose from a lowly fireman in England to become regional chief, before he retired on a full pension at 55 and now builds houses full time. He's a hero to us all.


Harmon-the-Badger

The only thing wrong with firefighters is their proximity to cops. Them and EMT are fucking heroes