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|— Wikipedian ♂ —|
In my "office" at work.
(Hebrew: אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי )
September 5, 1969 |
Hebrew: כב אלול תשכ"ט
Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut United States
|Current location||Upper West Side, Manhattan New York, United States|
|Family and friends|
|Marital status||Single & looking for my bashert.|
|Education and employment|
|Occupation||Critical care paramedic|
|Education||A.S. Mechanical Engineering|
|High school||Ellington High School|
|College||Manchester Community College|
|University||University of Connecticut|
|Hobbies, favourites and beliefs|
|Religion||Modern Orthodox Judaism|
My name is Elias Friedman (Hebrew: אליהו מתתיהו בן צבי). I'm a critical care paramedic living in the Upper West Side section of Manhattan in New York City. I moved here at the end of December 2008 from Connecticut.
I got into EMS in 1997 when I started volunteering in Coventry. I got a job at a commercial ambulance service in 1999 when I was laid-off from my previous job as a Pellet mill operator in a feed mill. I got my Associate's degree from Manchester Community College in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 which was also the year I became an EMT-Intermediate. I was working on completing my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut when September 11th made me re-think my priorities. I entered Hartford Hospital's Paramedic program and graduated in April 2004. My precepting was delayed to September due to my father's death that July, and I've had med-control since December 2004. In the first week of September 2008 I was laid off from my job at the Ambulance service of Manchester, but since I was already in the process of getting reciprocity of my paramedic license for New York, it didn't let it upset me too much. In December of 2008 I started to work for SeniorCare EMS which has bases in both the Bronx and in Brooklyn, I quite enjoy working there! In the Summer of 2012 I became a volunteer paramedic member of West Side Hatzolah so I can better help my local community as well.
The second half of my username is derived from my Dalmatian, Pongo, who died in March 2006, just a week shy of his sixteenth birthday.
I really enjoy my working in EMS, my friends have remarked (positively!) that I love to talk about my work. Getting up out of bed to go to work isn't an effort of willpower like it had often been at my previous jobs. My health and stress level are better than they have ever been, of course that's partly attributable to my taking up year-round bicycle commuting the eleven miles to work. I really think that I've found my niche.
I am a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Triangle Fraternity, the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Republican National Committee, and the NAEMT. I am a master Freemason. I am a former member of the ASME
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- My 10,000th edit diff. Cleaning up incoming links to disambiguation pages.
Things I'm working on
Feel free to help out on any of these items!
- Bulkeley Bridge
- Captain John Bissell Memorial Bridge
- Congregation Knesseth Israel— I can't do too much more here because I have a conflict of interest, but I hope that others will help out.
- Dexter Coffin Bridge
- Ellington Airport (Connecticut)
- Ellington, Connecticut
- Ellington High School
- Etiquette in Latin America, orphaned references etc from unfixed deletions of citations.
- Hartford, Connecticut
- History of Connecticut industry
- List of beaches in New England
- List of Lieutenant Governors of Connecticut
- List of U.S. state songs
- Manchester, Connecticut
- Manchester Road Race
- Neighborhoods of Hartford, Connecticut
- Nullification— Dab page that needs cleanup per MoS:DAB and has a whole article on its talk page that should go somewhere, if it hasn't already.
- Park River (Connecticut)
- Sean Sullivan
- The Shoppes at Buckland Hills
- Thomas Joseph Meskill
- WikiProject Connecticut— lots of work to do here!
Pages yet to be created
- Write up report on Lord & Taylor vandal for WP:LTA
- Create navigation template for Investment banks
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- Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss has just started the first pass of an ambitious spell-check of the entire encyclopedia. Lots of help is needed to fix misspellings and add correct spellings to the dictionary.
- The African football task force of WikiProject Football has just been created. Anyone with substantial knowledge on African football-related articles or anyone interested in African football is welcome to join!
- The Pop music WikiProject has just been launched. Anyone interested in any kind of pop music should join!
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|Portal:Thinking||"Selected" sections need new material. Been the same for years.|
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|Portal:South East England||A "parent" portal that uses selected content from several "child" portals, chosen at random for each type of content.|
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