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What will you remember when your career is over?

Do you think it will be details of your last dispatch, structure fire or air medical flight? Or something different?

Some of our highly experienced Flight Safety Network (FSN) members already know what it is to “look back” on different jobs, or in some cases, whole careers.

The feedback we get from seasoned FSN might surprise you. All agree the details of cases, calls and flights fade with time. Sure, you might remember some specifics of a challenging case with a gut-wrenching happy or sad ending. But over time most of the details of cases will fade.

So what will you remember?

People. People are who you will remember. People are what matter.

So what’s the point? The point is very simple.

Learn this lesson now, so you can benefit from it now.

Don’t wait until you’re “looking back” on a career to realize what matters most.

The co-worker who makes you laugh, the genuinely thankful patient and young firefighter that wants to be you in the worst way. He or she is what matters.

Clear skies and tailwinds,


Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

About the Author: Troy is an Air Medical Career Expert passionate about a team approach to improving air medical safety from the ground up. Troy is a former Army medic, Army pilot, Coast Guard pilot and EMS pilot. Troy has taught hundreds of wannabe flight medics, flight nurses and EMS pilots the exact steps needed to launch air medical careers.

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