Recent content by arctic2

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    Staying calm

    I wholly agree. I've been taught by the seasoned vets and supervisors that it's best to remain calm and collected and approach every situation in a calm manner (don't go running to the truck, no speeding 80 mph down the road, when on scene stop and think about your next step. Don't go running...
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    Staying calm

    It's gotten better. It gets better everytime I go on a critical call
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    Staying calm

    Personally I feel as though it's the adrenaline from being on a intense call. I feel my hands shaking and I know what I need to do. But I need to take a deep breath and not let it control me.
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    Staying calm

    If anybody can help me out on this or just give some advice it'd be helpful. I've been an emt for a year doing 911. I've noticed a drastic improvement from when I first started to where I am now. I am more confident in my decisions and feel more competent. My supervisor and Co workers have...
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    Stipends/pay for volly service

    Can anybody explain to me how their volunteer service pays with stipends/ regular paychecks? I just joined a local volunteer service and as far as my understanding goes. if you work during the day doing a day shift you are paid but if you work during the evening it will just be counted as...
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    Benefits of AEMT

    I live in Rhode island. we have the Aemt-cardiac. That's pretty much the go to license after Emt. (I signed up for it recently) all the fire depts and other services require you to be at least a cardiac to work for them. minus the private services. the way I see it is like this: I would love...
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    Recertifying with the nremt nccp

    Can someone please explain the new nccp model for recerting your license? I am going crazy looking for a school to even just get the very minimum 24 hours let alone 72 to recert. But I don't even understand what is so different about the nccp model versus the older model of recerting. I want to...
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    Getting the most out of private ems

    Wow. I am amazed at the insightful replies. I thought this post was gonna dissapear. I took a few days to myself and was able to cool down after some time off from work. I realized that I do indeed love what and am planning soon to sign up for AEMT classes. I've decided to advance my...
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    Getting the most out of private ems

    I gotta wonder why I bother posting on here
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    Getting the most out of private ems

    Alright. I've been working for a private company for a while now. It's been about a year and ive hit a wall. I am feverishly trying to hang in there and make the most of it but private ems has chewed me up and spat me out. Before the keyboard warriors attack just read ahead. I know private...
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    Employment in various states.

    I'm interested in which states are hiring the most for emt basics. I am hoping to move to maine or possibly Colorado. If anybody here lives in these states let me know what the pay/cost of living and companies are. If anybody lives in any other states that have county services hiring emt's I'd...
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    Staying at emt level

    I've noticed there are a few people who stay at the emt basic level for years. I worked with an emt who has been an emt basic for 20 years. I'm just curious as to why some people are content with staying at the emt level? There's nothing wrong with it in my eyes. It just looks like everybody...
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    Cataldo/Atlantic

    Yes I'm learning very painfully well that private ems is a glorified taxi service
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    Cataldo/Atlantic

    Anybody here have experience working here? I live in Rhode island and I'm considering getting the hell on out of here and moving to Mass in the future. What are the working conditions, pay and overall experience like there? I know Atlantic is a sister company of cataldo I believe.
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    Anyone ever worked as an onsite/standby emt?

    Thanks for the help guys. Appreciate it. What are some of the other alternative jobs an emt can have besides the traditional renal taxi?

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