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About paramedicmike

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  1. Update Feedback Requested

    It seems like that incessant push notification box is browser dependent. Not sure why Firefox insists on asking me with every single page load and only on this site. I don't get it on any other site I visit except this one. All the settings on my end that manage this feature are turned off so it shouldn't even ask me. Whatever change was made to the "Content Stream" to "Unread Stream" doesn't seem to be working. There were several new posts on the home page "Recently Updated Topics" this morning that did not show up in the "Content Stream".
  2. Update Feedback Requested

    I haven't. I'll access the site from one of two mobile devices or my home computer. I won't access it from a computer other than my home machine. (This holds true for all the sites I routinely visit.) I'll see if I can find another machine to try.
  3. New Here...Hello!

    Thank you. I was trying to think of a tactful way of asking this same question.
  4. Update Feedback Requested

    I think I figured out the unread posts part. When you go to "Unread Content" and get a list of posts you'll find towards the bottom of the individual post box there's an elapsed time since the last post listed. Clicking that at least will take me to the last post in the thread. There are still topics listed in the "Recently Updated Topics" on the home page that don't show up on the "Unread Content" page. I still get the push notification request with every single page load despite repeated "Not Now" responses. To be clear I like the look. As with any change there are bugs to work out.
  5. Puerto Rican Lic To US Lic

    Welcome. Will you be taking a certification exam at the conclusion of your program? If so, which one? Will it be a National Registry paramedic exam? If it is and you successfully complete the certification requirements you should be able to move to any state requiring NRP as the requirement to work at that certification level.
  6. New Here...Hello!

  7. Update Feedback Requested

    This only happens if a new post shows up on the "Unread Content" page. I'm still having issues with the unread content link. The hope page shows five threads with new comments. When I click on "Unread content" I got two threads. When I click on either of those two threads it'll take me to the first post in the thread instead of the first unread post. When I click on a post from the new content spot on the home page it'll take me to the first unread post. Just posting things I'm finding.
  8. Update Feedback Requested

    Interestingly the pop up box only appears when I'm logged in. I went to notification settings under my account settings and there's a box that says "browser notifications not enabled". As browser notifications are not enabled by choice is there a way to make it stop asking me to enable them?
  9. Update Feedback Requested

    I can't find a security setting that addresses that notifications box I mentioned above. This is the only site on which that box is an issue. It has popped up before on other sites but if I close it or click "No" it goes away for the entire time I use the site. This one pops up with every page load regardless if I've clicked "Not Now" or not. Another thing I've noticed is that when I click the "Unread Content" button at the top it'll take me to a page showing no new content even if there are new topics shown in the "Recently Updated Topics" box on the home page. It's a nice look. Thanks for your continued efforts to maintain our little corner of the interwebz.
  10. Update Feedback Requested

    Everything looks good. The only thing I've noticed that's problematic is that annoying "Would you like to receive notifications from this site?" thing that pops up every single time I load a page. Even if I've already said "not now" it pops up again with the next page load. I've looked to see if there's a way to disable it altogether and I haven't found anything. I'm using Firefox 45.0.1. Will continue to play with it.
  11. Update coming

    Thanks for the heads up!
  12. New and not thrilled

    For some reason the formatting in my above reply was corrupted and not correctable. For the ease of reading I've amended it here. Are you hung up on the driving aspect of EMS because you were deemed not insurable? Do you honestly think there are no unions involved in EMS? What if I told you one of the biggest impediments to EMS growth was a union? Again, please research accordingly. How is complacency allotted? Are some allotted more complacency than others? Are you aware that there are volunteer EMS that do, in fact, provide the services out of the goodness of their hearts? Again, this is another topic altogether. You will find discussion on this here on this site. Points one and two, as well as two and three, are non sequitur. Also, what, specifically, have veterans been allotted? Respect needs to be earned. Until we as providers earn that respect, until the industry requires university level entry level requirements to support our place within the field of medicine, EMS will continue to lack the respect that many who demand it have never earned. What the hell? I'm not entirely sure why the formatting is shot. I'm not playing with it any more.
  13. New and not thrilled

    Niceties first. Welcome to the City. You will meet a wide variety of field and hospital based medical providers here. We have field providers young and old, new and experienced. We have hospital based providers with field experience who have decided to take their education and talents to the next level. Congratulations on completing the first step in what I hope will be a long, productive and fruitful EMS and medical career. Moving on. Who is Asclapius? Do you mean Asclepius? A typo? An inattentive error by someone who should probably know better given your stated aspirations? It's true. Civilian EMS could use some improvement. However, if you are unhappy with where you are in terms of pay and experience then perhaps you should have researched the industry a little more thoroughly. Poor pay, questionable employers and more aren't a secret either within or outside of EMS. This is not new information and has been widely known and easily researched for years. Please accept this next comment in the spirit in which it is intended. Presenting yourself as an interloper, specifically "... I only did this to get to destination <x>..." will not win you friends within the EMS community. We all have goals and aspirations. Making disparaging comments about a field you failed to thoroughly research while announcing yourself as little more than a tourist smacks of poor professionalism at best. So go wait tables. EMS pay is not some dirty little secret. EMTs are a dime a dozen. One of the most basic free market economic principles is at play here: supply and demand. If you think insurance companies are a problem now within EMS wait until you are a practicing physician. It gets even worse. Based on your presentation I'm inclined to think your lack of insurability may be more age related than anything else. Perhaps they are trying to ensure you are of a reasonable age by industry standards to be entrusted with a vehicle like an ambulance. Your naivete with regards to insurance companies and their influence on business practices is interesting. Why, exactly, are you so shocked by this?
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  15. Only goes up from here..!