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I'm new, but today I had an interesting call. It was a car vs. motorcycle accident. The guy on the motorcycle was rear ended and bounced head first off the car. He was unconscious and had snoring respiration. We had to get him air lifted out. The scene was chaotic and intense. But our lead paramedic finally broke the tension and said "he has snoring respirations, but I hear a patent airway." And immediately, the entire crews' nerves seemed to calm down and it got easy. It really made me want to become the best paramedic I could possibly be, so I could learn to handle an intense situation the way that medic did. Every day I feel like I'm just a kid that got a shot at joining the Justice League.