Hello all, I know I have not posted on here in a long time. I just wanted to share a very sad call and powerful experience I had last night at work. I will start from the top. My partner and I were on our way back from getting something to eat from the previous call...we got dispatched on our way back to the station for a Cardiac Arrest in the shed. For those of you that dont know what that is, it means someone is not breathing and they have no pulse. So we get to the address and we are led to the shed by a member of the family. I was carrying the cardiac monitor and some of the equipment so I didnt know what was going on. So my partner opens the door to the shed and shines his flash light...and I saw a man..sitting in a chair with dried, frozen blood dripping from his lip and half of his cheek was blown off. In his right hand he was xxxx He had shot himself around 1pm and was found right before we were called. His wife found him. When I went in to give them my sympathies and to get some information the horrified look on her face will be imprinted in my mind for all of time. The effect a suicide has on family and people you love is tremendous. Please think about them and the emotional damage you will do, this call was powerful and hit home to me in many ways. Even though im feeling much better, this call has changed my perspective on how I view this whole situation. Very heartbreaking.