I just got back from testing and thought I would share a few thoughts while they are still fresh (no giveaways of course). The obvious disclaimer being that my question bank may differ significantly from others.
This exam was a big improvement from when I first took it in 2010. Challenging...
I had the same registration issues as others here. The fix was painless simply by e-mailing the Registration Coordinator, and getting a new number. I'm now scheduled for the 27th, so I'm eager to see what has changed since getting my first certification - one which had a double-digit cert #.
I let mine expire several years ago, but what the hell. I'm curious as to how they have changed the exam and how it stands up to it's big brother, the FP-C. I initially took both exams within a couple of months of each other and said at the time that they were equally as challenging.
Assuming your an Irish citizen, you can go and live in France tomorrow. If your only goal is to work in EMS, then you will need a job offer.
The other countries you mentioned would require a visa specific to the purpose of your stay. Being a paramedic may, or may not, be sufficient on its own...
First EMS job was back in 2001 for an obese male cardiac arrest crumpled over in his tiny bathroom at home. While I was flapping about trying to figure out how to get access to him, forum member mgr22 backed my crew up and casually pronounced him expired for quite some time. I still emphasize...
Like you, I obtained both my RN and paramedic by doing the full courses, but I did RN first. I'm still using both to this day...15 years later.
Now go get your CFRN so we can start a thread on how easy the FP-C is in comparison 🤪🤪
Probably few to no LAS bods here on a regular basis. There are some UK lurkers, but they have their own version of this forum if you do a google search.
I have a reasonable grasp of UK EMS, as do a few other US-based people here, so your specifics may still be able to be answered.
Now you are just trolling for the sake of it.
I was going to keep out of this thread, but you are generalizing about not only the US EMS system, but yours too. First off, your healthcare isn't free. Not even close. There may be components of it which are not billed at the point of use, but...