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  1. I'm an EMT Student trying to decide what path to follow. I know for a fact that I want to do EMS, and nothing else, but the best paying jobs in my area are for FF/EMT-P. There are ambulance districts around me, but pretty much all but one pays less than $15 an hour. I really don't have any desire to go putting on turnout gear and climbing up ladders, but I have heard that many firefighters are on the ambulance majority, if not all the time. I wouldn't even mind doing medical calls on the fire truck and extrications. The FD jobs are very hard to get, but is it worth it? I don't want to be stuck on a fire truck all of the time.. Should I just stick to EMS? Thanks, JT
  2. I just want to know which one you would pefer.
  3. 1.)How old were you when you decided or thought about becoming a paramedic 2.) What was your college experience? 3.) How many years did it take to graduate? 4.) What could you give to someone going into the business? 5.) what is your American dream? 6.) is it achievable? 8.) if you could live your life all over again would you become a paramedic again? Why ke why not? 9.) Was this your first choice of a career? 10.) was there a time when you wanted to give up? If you answered these questions thank you so much. I'm writing a college and career essay and I'm interested in talking this as a job.
  4. Please help me. I wanted to know what exactly classes do you guys recommend in HS for becoming EMS/EMT? Also what school exactly do I take after HS? Do I just go to University/College and then another school or...? Please I need the most advice i could get. Thanks in Advance.
  5. Hey everyone! Just thought I'd come back since I got a lot of positive/good advice last time I posted. I am currently on the downslide of EMT-B and looking for preparation advice about Medic school. I am pushing medic off till January to do A&P because I think it will help me a lot (I took Human Bio so I technically don't have to) with medic school. What other things should I prepare for/focus on while I'm in EMT-B and A&P? I've heard medic school is a nightmare.. Any class I should take beforehand? Or book I should buy?.. Etc
  6. Please respond to my survey about Narcan use as a diagnostic tool. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMKVYVC
  7. I'm a paramedic FTO and preceptor, I wrote this ebook and have been given out to my interns and new hires for the past year with great success they learnt the ebook like the back their hand and become great medics. If you want something that might assist you be a better, quicker and more efficient paramedic check this out. Spread the word! https://bit.ly/29Em0cv - Link modified so that a portion of the money spent on the book will benifit EMT City. - Admin
  8. Hey guys. Sorry for the brand new account. I had to create it because of what I want to ask ya. My wife and I have started a new blog about how we’re trying to get to financial independence in the next 10 years, while working as paramedics here in New Hampshire. Which is why I’m using a throwaway account instead of my main one; nothing puts more of a target on ya than a patient thinking you have money! So as part of our blog, we were thinking about the financial habits of other EMS personnel. We have a quick survey on our site that we just started today. It’s about us and what financial choices we make as blue collar workers. I’d love to hear about what you guys do on our survey. It’s on our site at http://www.nesteggsandbacon.com . Thanks so much for your help and happy EMS week!
  9. To all EMS colleagues, Need input from the ‪#‎firstresponder‬, ‪#‎fire‬ and ‪#‎EMS‬ communities for a school survey looking on how organizations may or may not use public relations. If you're interested in participating in this short, anonymous survey, please email me at richardmhuff@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send you the link. Thank you, Rich
  10. I formally introduce myself as Heather W. I have been a certified EMT-B since 2011. I do not have much out on the street experience alas I work in a local Trauma Center. The things I see rolling in on the carts are sometimes alarming but I can tell you seeing it pre hospital must be intriguing and in some ways rewarding or just heart wrenching. The Trauma Center I work for is a level 2. I hale from southern Indiana. I love my job and wouldn't have it any other way. I see sorrow, death, impending doom, intoxication, suicide. Amongst the many thing I do see on a daily basis I have to say is it is very hard sometimes to smile because in all reality we in this world do not know why others do or say things to put them in the predicaments they are in or alas just had a very unfortunate bad day. I do ay that working in a Trauma center has given me the strength and confidence to try and do my best to save those that I can and those I can't it is sometimes hard but we just have to walk away and go on with our work. I have a lot to say but then this introduction would be beyond 5 million words or so. If you care to ask me some question feel free to comment below.
  11. I've been an NYC EMT a little over 3 years, a year and a half working transport @ Midwood Ambulance and a year and half working 911/Core @ NSLIJ. I did a small stint @ FDNY academy in between that time. I ended up resigning. I was just recently hired at Transcare's 911 division. my supervisor tried VAX'ing me but the FDNY denied me clearance to work for an unknown reason. Now I can't work 911 until the FDNY figures out why. It's been over 3 weeks. Has anyone been through this? And how much longer will it take for the FDNY to finally clear me? For what reasons would they deny someone clearance to work? And what exactly does VAXing someone mean?
  12. Please leave feedback on the EMS videos we've posted. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucaCzj-nQ0M
  13. Hi, My name is Patrick and I'm a 20 year old EMT-Intermediate student here in Germany. After finishing my German Baccalaeurate (High School Diploma) this spring I'd like to attend Med. School. Due to the high entrance criteria over here I'll need to wait a couple of years in order to get in. Now I'm thinking about starting Paramedic training in the US this fall/next spring. I'm thinking of a 2+2 program which would entitle myself to work as a Paramedic after the first 2 years... 2nd half could be pre-med school curriculum. Before Med School I'd love to gain some hands on patient experience, routine and knowledge of a wide scope of practice! I was recommended to look for a county / state of education where EMS is not the stepchild of the Fire departments Due to the out-of-state tuition fee I'd like to attend community college for as long as possible! I was told to look at Wake Tech, NC: http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/credit/emergency-medical-science/ems-degree-program Could you: - Recommend me a community college in the US where EMS is taught similary? - Your favourite county where EMS is disconnected from Fire agencies? - Share your experience with international (German?) EMS students and their performance in EMS Degree Programs? This summer is fully booked from July 28th to November 3rd as I'm going to backpack around SE-Asia. Hence programs could start in the end of 2014. My current plan is to start the German "Rettungsassistent" (very narrow scope of practice comp. to a US-Paramedic) this November. Maybe your advice makes me change my plans! Give it a try
  14. Hello all, this is my first time here as a newly-registered member. Thank you for having me - I have so much respect for what you do. I stumbled upon this site by pure luck and am glad I did. Several years ago, I had interest in getting into EMS, but didn't really pursue it. Instead I followed a career path that I loved. Long story short, it didn't work out, and I'm in the process of leaving a job which proved to be difficult and quite unhappy. Late last year, out of the blue, I began to again feel a strong calling to EMS. Ever since that time, I have been unable to push it out of my mind. Things keep happening daily that make me think about it all of the time. I fully realize the potential risks/dangers/stresses of the job, but for me, the good far outweighs the bad. I received my Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid certification this month, and am looking to move forward from there. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or resources anyone can offer. I am currently living and working in NYC, and am trying to find out what I can about ride along programs here in the city. Despite thorough online research, I haven't been unable to find anything. (I can understand the reasoning for keeping a ride along program under the radar from the general public.) However, I would be very interested and grateful to have the opportunity to ride along before I pursue training. Thank you again and I look forward to being a part of this community. stardust
  15. Sorry I havent posted in a while. My life has been crazxy busy.... So, I am giving a street drug lecture as a conference... as I am wont to do on occasion, and a thought occurred to me. We are seeing these "Vaping" stores, products, patients explode in numbers in this area... an exponential increase in this nich market. Even among health care providers. Now I am NOT going to speculate the pro's and con's over traditional tobacco use....But I have a question. It seems to me only a manner of time before someone puts any number of illicit adulterants in the liquid they use for this. My guess is someone, somewhere probably already has tried it. My personal bet is on opioids. But could be meth, or anything else. Has anyone actually seen this (illicit/recreational street drugs combined with Vaping) in their area?
  16. Hey y'all I'm Brittany and I just recently graduated from high school and I am going to start EMT basic classes in January! I've struggled a little with figuring out what I wanted to become and eventually realized that my heart always knew what my head didn't and that is to become a EMT paramedic! I am more excited about starting classes and becoming an EMT and then eventually a paramedic than I have been about anything in my life, every day that's goes by I get more butterflies in my stomach and I was just wondering if y'all have any advice for me about EMT basic classes??
  17. Hi Guys, Ebay has brand new empty CGA 870 D tanks for around 50 bucks shipped. I am going to buy one for my home emergency kit. ( you never know, love thy neighbor and etc ) I have an EMT-B cert. I have never filled a tank before. Where in or near New York City can I have a personal D tank filled? and how much can I expect to pay ?
  18. Hello Instructors, I hope you all are doing well. I was just wondering, how many of you would be willing to allow a 15 year old student into one of your classes, if she were to turn 16 on the third day of class. The EMS program I've been looking at writes out its curriculum, and the first two classes are really just introductions and lectures about workforce safety (nothing too crazy), so, although it isn't technically "allowed," would a 15 year old, who is five days away from her 16th birthday (the third day of class), be able to join your class? Thank you in advance. Best Regards, Victoria
  19. At my part time job teaching, Nitrous oxide is now in the AEMT scope. I know that in the 70's, 80's through the early 90's it was popular in some rural parts of the country and in the New England area but I honestly havent heard hardly anything about it in the past 20 years. I have heard its hard to even get FDA approved regulators for EMS anymore. I have two questions: 1- Does anyone out there have a NO specific skills sheet for credentialling this? 2- Is anyone planning on doing this? Is anyone currently doing this? 3- What are your lessons learned that might be useful for an educator who is unfamilier with this modality (other than personal use at the dentist). Many Thanks Steve
  20. So I have been tasked with assisting a new EMS service startup company in small metro city serving roughly 95,000. What I am looking for is input from everyone on operations, pay, dispatch, equipment as if money is no object. What we have determined thus far: 3 ambulances staffed 24/7 2 backup ambulances 3 stations (new build) with Plymovent exhaust. 3 man crew (2 EMTs/ 1 paramedic) ABC Kelly shift 1 shift supervisor (ALS Equipped vehicle) Ambulances will be a Medium Duty Freightliner chassis.(meeting the new NFPA standard) 2 backup ambulances smaller Type I/ II Supervisor vehicle: F350 4x4 Crew cab Paramedic pay starting @ $54K EMT pay $40K Paid CDL, Critical Care Paramedic, EVOC/ CEVO, AMLS and Child Safety Seat Technician training Written, practical, physical agility and DOT Medical $8,000 relocation and hiring preference to those residing in the service area. The management is looking at streamlined operations without all the brass. Their thinking is they want to get rid of the revolving door and retain employees. They want each employees involved in the decision making that takes place. Their goal is to make EMS a long term career. Uniforms are Class A which I am not a fan of but it does look professional. I guess. OK folks now it is your turn. Tell me your wish list and what would be the perfect EMS model? Equipment, lessons learned, crew make-up, shifts, pay, etc. Appreciate all responses.
  21. Does anyone have experience with this company? I know that they lost a large contract last year due to a lack of oversight: http://www.ems1.com/ems-education/articles/1099477-Maine-EMS-company-loses-contract-after-training-scandal/ But the end of the article seems optimistic. I am hoping to take my EMT course here, as it is more convenient in respect to its location (it is held on the University of New England campus in Biddeford), but do not want to compromise my education or the certification that I hope to gain from it. Thank you for your replies.
  22. Hey guys and girls I advocated and pushed for mandatory education and training for EMT in crisis intervention. I wrote a resource guide for EMS Professionals The EMS Professional Rescuers Guide to Behavioral First Aide My hopes is many EMT and EMS pros can reduce injury and risk when dealing with hostile or a patient exhibiting crisis behavior. The crisis is never about the behavior. It's available in several electronic formats. barnes and Noble Nook > ( EMS Crisis Response Team Training Guide ) Amazon Nook > ( EMS Crisi Response Team Training Guide ) And for home computer PDF format.. on Lulu.com > ( EMS Crisis Response Team Training Guide ) Please take a few moments and read the education material its a proven process that deescalates hostile patients.
  23. I'm a Medic student in Texas and have just this past week I've ran two calls in which the patient past away. These where my first experiences to death in EMS. I really thought i would be more affected by their deaths, but i havent been. Maybe becaue I didn't know them before or never even heard them speak(both were tubed and out before I even saw them). On one call the patient's family was allowed into the room while the team was performing CPR. I like the fact that the doctor let them be in the room for closure. What are some of y'all's feeling on end of life treatment and family involement?
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