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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 email@example.com and I'll be happy to send you the link. Thank you, Rich
I need help locating any volunteer opportunities for an EMT-B in the City of Chicago. I am desperately seeking any opportunity not to loose my EMT-B skills and to continue with the EMS experiences that I've been having since I became an EMT a few weeks ago. I scoured the internet for ANY opportunity to volunteer and I literally could not find a single thing. I am going to be a full time student so I don't have time to work a job with a paid agency, and the CFD doesn't ostensibly use any volunteers and the city doesn't have any of its own ambulance departments, it just has an EMS division within the CFD. So my question is rather more of a plea. I would like to know from anyone who has had any experience as an EMT in Chicago how I can continue to volunteer. There must be some sort of outlet, I can't be the only person who wants to volunteer their EMS services in Chicago. It would seem ludicrous to me if a city with 2.7 million people didn't need any volunteers. What are ANY possible ways that I, as an EMT-B, can volunteer within the city of chicago to provide EMS services? I also completed my CEVO course so I would be willing to drive an ambulance. Is it at all possible that the CFD would take on a volunteer EMT-B (not a firefighter) just for their EMS division? Or are all EMTs in the EMS division firemen. Anyway any advice, suggestions, or overall comments would be immensely helpful, as I would like some sort of direction to help me on my search and hopefully find some sort of answer before I move at the end of the summer. Thanks!!!
http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/271976/346/Man-cited-for-prayer-ritual-to-stop-High-Park-Fire-- So, as many of you may know, my county is very solidly on fire. Last count, 41k+ acres and growing. Smoke blanketing Fort Collins. Our nearby recreational reservoir and water source, very solidly surrounded by flames. It's kind of crazy, really. Luckily the town I'm in hasn't been threatened directly yet... but people I know have lost homes and were forced to evacuate with flames chasing them. So what does this lovely fellow from Boulder decide to do? Drop marbles in the Boulder Reservoir to pray for rain... ONLY IN BOULDER YO! Them hippies be nuts (no offense to the Boulderites here on the forum... but really....) Wendy CO RN-ADN Student