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    San Diego EMS Curiosity

    Still curious as well lol, I really want to work ground when I finish medic school down there, but idk how I’ll afford it. I found on Reddit that I think Falck is starting medics at 21hr. And as for the people I’ve talked to at north county fire (fallbrook) I think their single role medics are...
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    Highest paying medic Jobs in CA?

    Thank you! I’m excited to start, I’m really ready to move on from a basic and start doing the cool things you medics do lol. I’m just tired of not being able to do much on calls and I want to do more. And I’ve heard that as well with Hemet. I’m in the riverside division so we’re the unionized...
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    Highest paying medic Jobs in CA?

    So I’m asking because I got denied from nursing school (All the ADN programs I applied to) and plan on starting medic school at Ben Clark (Moreno Valley College) this August. Does anyone know the highest paying agencies in CA? I’m probably gonna stay at my AMR division in Riverside for a bit (I...
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    He pretty much explained it as a different view of the heart. But I’ve worked with CCT who preferred torso leads for that reason. He told me as well the only time he’s even gotten lash for torso leads was from a doctor. But that doctor was just kinda anal about everything.
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    12 Lead EKG Electrode Placement

    Very interesting thread. Im a basic and was so adamant on correct anatomical position when I first started, but I’ve become lazy and I’ve asked 2 of my previous medic partners how much it affects the 12-lead if the placement isn’t in the actual intercostal space. And both have told me as long as...
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    San Diego EMS Curiosity

    That’s insane how low it is. San Diego’s cost of living I’d think is way higher than Riverside. My AMR division starts EMT’s at 19.50 right now.
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    San Diego EMS Curiosity

    Was curious if anyone knows how pay and the EMS system is down in San Deigo? I know is super split between a bunch of companies and some fire departments transport their own like San Marcos. Just out curiosity if anyone knows how Falck has been doing since they took over a few of the zones. My...
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    Challenging the P-Card with an RN in California

    I appreciate the information. This is what I was told as well. That for the most part the internship is the only required part, but finding a school that will allow it is a whole different story. Regardless I’ll see where my career takes me. Thank you for the info here.
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    Challenging the P-Card with an RN in California

    I was just curious if anyone here has actually done this. I’ve been an EMT for about a year and a half now and I’m about to start nursing school in fall (hopefully I get accepted). I’ve heard a lot about how a Nurse can challenge a Paramedic license since technically speaking nursing is a...
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    What do Palm Desert & Riverside (SoCal) Opportunities Look Like?

    Overall if you’re a newer medic I think this is a really great county for experience. I used to work in Orange County and have become a far better EMT since I’ve came to riverside since OC is all BLS 911 ambulances and riverside is ALS. I actually got to run my first full arrest with my...
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    What do Palm Desert & Riverside (SoCal) Opportunities Look Like?

    Pay is different between the divisions. I think Hemet and Palm Springs are the same since they’re non-union again I don’t work there so I don’t know. For Riverside we’re straight pay until 40 hrs and anything after is time-half. We get double time after 12 however in 1 shift. For the most part...
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    What do Palm Desert & Riverside (SoCal) Opportunities Look Like?

    Do you mean turnover as in how long people tend to last at the company? It’s AMR so retention is always an issue. We’re currently extremely understaffed on the Medic side due to a lot of people jumping ship with the vaccine mandate as well as fire departments hiring as a lot of people in EMS in...
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    What do Palm Desert & Riverside (SoCal) Opportunities Look Like?

    Emt with AMR in the riverside division. From what I’ve heard management is better with the hemet and Palm Springs division. I’m also saying this as an emt not a medic so take what I say as a grain of salt since I’m obviously not a medic. But from my understanding but our scope is pretty limited...
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    AMR cant staff, fire/ sheriff transport

    It’s about to get a lot worse. Riverside AMR is really short on medics right now. I’m working BLS there and we’ve been getting sent to a lot of 911 calls. I was just at our mandatory meeting today and since the vaccine was mandated I’m pretty sure we’re going to lose even more staff.
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    Thoughts on being a Medic/RN

    I appreciate this post a lot! That’s kinda what I had in mind as well. I would love to be full time at an FD as a medic and also do PT as a flight nurse. I tend to value experience over pay and time anyway. I know I could go straight to a BSN program, but I feel like working as a medic before is...
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