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  1. I spoke with Seattle FD about the process that one would become a SFD paramedic (aka Medic One). I was told that even if I was already certified as a Paramedic in Washington State or NR, I would have to be hired as and work as a Firefighter for a minimum of 3 years. After 3 years I could apply to the Medic One program & if accepted I would have to go through their paramedic training program via Harborview Medical Center. (Even if already a paramedic, you have to go back & do it again). Once you complete that training you are promoted to FF/Paramedic & you work as a paramedic on
  2. Hey just curious if anyone out there knows which voluntary hospitals are hiring in NYC, specifically BLS and in Manhattan or Brooklyn. I am very interested in LICH and Cabrini. Also, Beth Israel and NY Downtown. Any really in Manhattan. This is for an experienced NYC 911 provider, full time or per diem. Thanks for the info in advance. Irishedp
  3. hey does the "D" you refer to rhyme with menace?? if so lol!!!
  4. I am sure everyone here in urban EMS will contend that they live in a dangerous city. Referring to New Jersey/New York since I have worked EMS in both, I would have to say NJ is much more dangerous. I won't speak of Newark, Camden, Irvington(scary place) or ACY. Nor will I mention Paterson, Pleasantville, or Trenton which are all really urban and have issues. I will speak of what I know. Jersey City and NYC. Anytime I have had a job in NYC where my safety was an issue, it was rare that I had a problem getting the police to respond. (maybe during shift change) However in JC, I fee
  5. When the most common fragrance in the elevators is URINE. When you cannot put your equipment down because the highly visible roach population in the pt's apartment may decide to relocate to your jump bag. when your OB patients are waiting at the curb with their luggage and 10 other children. (where's the father again???) when your EDP's have a preference of Psych ER based on the food In NYC only: when your MVA is on the BQE and when you arrive there are 20 minivans and 10 crown vic's with flashing lights blocking traffic waiting for the Hatzolah bus to arrive for the "scratc
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