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  1. I don't have a very long winded or super fantastic idea, but why not have 2 seperate fto's evaluate the candidate at the same time on the same day without communicating with one another about the evaluation. Therefore if the evaluation is similar you know it was reasonable and lacked prejudice. For the scond part of your post, I would say most agencies i've ever worked for have had some sort of variation of the state exam before, during, or after precepting. The other thing most agencies do is they have a checklist of skills and duties they must preform while precepting before they can move
  2. I understand the principal of this policy however there is a lot left to consider. First, as a Paramedic I want to see where in my job description retreiving equipment is written, and even if taking care of your own equipment is in there, picking up other crew's equipment is probably not. Further if it is not written I would like to see the policy for my raise for my added responsibility of retreiving other crew's equipment. Next I also see the management point of view its been stated many times but just to hammer it home equipment is expensive. Further, I'm not a complete rebel, and
  3. I've been working at my job for almost 7 years, and Never met my medical director.
  4. Jersey might be the only job options, don't even know yet !!
  5. After slaving away in NYC EMS for the past few year, I've finally gathered up enough money and more importantly enough courage to purchase a house. Despising NYC, and most of its occupants has me buying a house in Cresco, PA. The short term plan is to commute once a week work 3 12 hr shifts in NYC and commute back, long term plan will be to secure employment in PA. I have already applied for and received reciprocity. Are there any specific agencies I should be applying to or avoiding? What exactly is 'medical command'? And anything else that you feel I should know about EMS in the Pocono's
  6. 18 is the age to become an emt, 21, is the age to get hired at most places because of driving insurance reasons.
  7. the OGP app is a joke and inclues maybe 7 pages of 700. You will not find copies of the OGP lying around or on the internet as thats akin to giving terrorists a key to the city.
  8. The problem with being under 21 is the cost of insuring you to drive. Most underwriters think it unreasonable to give a teenager that much responsibility. I am not from CA so I will not be able to comment on specific places that hire under 21. I would advise looking for a job without the need for you to drive.
  9. I work there voluntarily, I gave up shifts in manhattan to be there.
  10. I'm glad for you. My experiences tell me otherwise. If you want to learn something go to school. Stay home read an A&P book, read a chemistry book. Look through the many threads here plenty of information available.
  11. The subtle clues give you the most information. Despite TV messy lockers have yielded the best results. I look for lockers with house hold items, mostly kids items (you'll find video games computers and odds and ends) might not be a treasure magnet but great way to make some money. If youre looking for antiques, and treasures you need to find out about the owner of the locker, where they worked how often they were at the facility etc... lockers unopened for long time are great.
  12. All the Volly services in NYC have a direct line to be called, and ALL ALL ALL still listen to radio's and jump calls. However like the young buck original poster they don't bother with medical calls you might learn something useful on, they tend to volunteer for social status and to do "hot jobs" like GSW's... FDNY CAN write up voluntary ambulances who respond "outside their area of primary response" (PAR) .. CPMU got in trouble for going to a GSW they "jumped" that was across the street from central park. My advice to the original poster. Practice putting a bandaid on a dog if you need t
  13. I also don't work for FDNY but I am an FDNY contracted 9-1-1 medic in the bronx. The doc's advise is very relevant here.
  14. Firstly good luck with PA school. I have not taken a program at Emergency Care Program (here after refered to as ECP) but as a former instructor there I can tell you plenty. ECP is one of the worst run programs in this city. Most of the instructors lack any real experience. Most of them have never worked 911 inside the city, they mostly work interfacility jobs. Example day I went to "orientation" at ECP one of my recently graduated no expirience never worked as an EMT students from another program was sitting across from me. Finding jobs in NYC is difficult right now, especially as an E
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