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dangerdaniel

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  1. Just got an email from the City of Pittsburgh saying that I can sign up to take the "Civil Service performance examination for Paramedic". (I applied around half a year ago.) What is this exam? Is it math? Is it body mechanics? Is it about city codes? Is it everything? I haven't been able to find anything about it online. Anybody have an idea?
  2. San Mateo seemed to have a comparatively more advanced and exciting system than CoCo or Sonoma, for AMR. And, of course, no system is perfect, it's always a work in progress. But I get excited to hear about systems interested in progress, rather than profits. That's interesting that you wound up out here the way you did. Most tend to deal with what the area has to offer or drive mad commutes. I'm no different. I came out to do an internship at Prevention Point Pittsburgh to finish a bachelor in public health and was just really impressed by all Pittsburgh had to offer, in term of how liva
  3. Thanks for the response, @Richierich31, the system here sounds amazing! I was working for AMR in Sonoma and Contra Costa counties. I love the crews I worked with, but I got really burnt out by the corporate structure. I never felt like AMR had my back or opened meaningful access to opportunities or gave meaningful support. I'm actually in nursing school at Pitt right now in the accelerated BSN program. I had planned on getting a PHRN after graduation (end of summer, supposedly), then seeing how I could interface with Pittsburgh EMS through that. Then this pandemic came down. I feel a lot
  4. Hi everyone, I'm sort of new to Pittsburgh, PA. I have four years of ambulance experience as a medic in the California Bay Area, many as an EMT before that. Pittsburgh EMS just opened their application process and I'm pretty excited to get back on a box amidst the crisis we're all in. I was just wondering if anyone on here has experience with their hiring process, what kind of testing they do, or have any good tips. And, if hired, what does the onboarding process look like? Anyway, stay safe and healthy everyone.
  5. I've never seen an actual NREMT list of drugs and dosages for paramedics, nor paramedic scope of practice. I've hunted all around NREMT's site. I used to have what my school gave me, but besides the school being shiesty af, that's old and I'm pretty sure out of date. I'm moving states and want to brush up for interviews, which I'm used to being based on this mythical NREMT scope of practice that I've never actually seen with my own eyes. Anyone have a pdf?
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