Hi, I am a former EMT-B out of LA County in California. I found it a pretty frustrating place to be a BLS provider, as 911 is almost entirely covered by LA Fire paramedics, with only a handful of mixed BLS/ALS units. Are there any places in California (or elsewhere), where it is a good place to launch an EMS career and get some good experience? I'd eventually like to attend paramedic school. I guess my main criteria are that it be a jurisdiction where EMT-Bs get some 911 experience (some transport is okay, of course), and where it is relatively cheap to live (i.e. someone with an EMT salary can afford to attend paramedic school). Seems like LA was the worst on both counts. Any suggestions? Other states besides CA are okay too. Thanks!