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Gin121

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  1. Thanks for the replies guys. I think we need to get off the "adreneline junkie" status. Perhaps I would have been better off stating that I like the unknown of responding to a scene that requires a survey, analysis and a response all while possibly having to deal with a hostile or psych. ... (deep breath), ahhh fu+* it, adreneline junkie is easier to say so I'm fine with that title! Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I digress ........ .... again, I am a former Physical Education Teacher and am a current HS Lacrosse Coach. I am a former ATC which, trust me here folks, was a crazy hard process to even ent
  2. Thanks for the replies guys. Dwayne, Although I appreciate your experience and expertise, I have not gotten my research off tv shows. I have compiled good hard thought out data. You are seeing a tiny clip from a thread and hanging on some words and taking them out of context. Another member said adreneline junkie so I used his words. Again, I'm 37, not 18 and kind have been there done that. No premature ejaculation here! I know it takes many years of class and experience to get to Flight Medics. I simply put it out these to get personal information rather than reading documents and formal res
  3. Lol, nice! Yeah I don't spook easy and I like a challenge. I actually spoke with someone today about Flight Medics. I have a long way to go since I haven't officially joined EMS yet, but I will get there. Also placed a call to my County PD who has a CERT (community emergency response team) which is a civilian volunteer based team that responds and treats major accidents and disasters. Rock On!!!
  4. I have my BS Degree in Education and am a former Physical Education Teacher/Coach. I didn't like the political aspect involved with Education so I left and went back to school and became an Air Traffic Controller. I liked that but my timing was bad. I was hired and flew out to Oklahoma City for training just days after 9 11. That gig lasted about 2 years. Since then I have been is business for myself and dabbled in Security work. Yes I am an adreneline junky. But no, that's not my primary reason for EMS and nor is EMS a backup or 2nd choice. Yes, it was at first. But the more I researched it a
  5. I am just starting my career in EMS at age 37. I've always wanted to be a Cop bc of the excitement and adrenaline rush that goes along with the job. Since I'm now over the age limitit for PD in my area, I've decided to go EMT/Paramedics as it shares similar exciting qualities as PD. Does anyone know if there are civilian Pararescue or SWAT opportunities on Long Island?
  6. Signalman? Holy smokes! Although I would love to serve and think Military experience is a great way to train, I would miss the heck out of my wife and kids. Though it is still a possibility at this point. I read that bc I have my Bachelors Degree I can't take place in the EMT Scholorship Program. I read elsewhere though that my county offers EMT B certification for only $75 for current EMS. Can I volunteer w my local Department as EMS and qualify for the $75 tuition? If not they charge $850.00 for non EMS. Ouch .....
  7. Hey All! Just joined to gain some insight on the Emergency Med Field. I am a former PE Teacher and Air Traffic Controller. I need a challenging carrer that is ever changing and exciting. I'm looking to join a local department as an EMS Volunteer while taking the EMT B course load to get certified. Eventually I want to be a Paramedic and also do Emergency Response perhaps, in the Military or with a local FD on a rescue boat. Any suggestions/guidance would be much appreciated. Glad to be a part of the community!
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