Hey my name is Matt and I have been an EMT-B for 3 years from San Diego, CA. I may possibly be moving to Albuquerque, NM next summer. I saw that you have some posts regarding Albuquerque. Is sounds like ABQ ambulance would be the best one. San Diego basically lets EMT-Bs do IFTs and SNF contracted "emergency" calls. I would love to get out of this and drive for 911! Is this hard to get on? In San Diego it is since there are only a handful of these positions and the county is saturated with EMTs. I also saw that another member posted that the state does not accept national registry? How would I go about obtaining a state certificate? In San Diego, we had to submit our NR certificate, course completion, medical examiner card, and two sets of fingerprints. Is it similar to this? I saw that the pay is $11/hr which is about the same here. On a side note, how do you like NM?
its the closest thing to it, but its way easier regulated seen as ireland is tiny in size compaired to the u.s. we sit a national standard course and then a national standard exam (practical and computer based written) so no matter where in the country you are when you call for an ambulance you will get the same standard and level of care.
if you have anymore questions id be glad to go into more detail, that was just a breif summary of how it works.