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  1. VentMonkey

    Grad Degrees

    Yes. Prior to exploring undergrad programs I did some research on my A.S. Unfortunately because I was tied to a vocational program I couldn’t seem to find one that would allow me this option. It worked out in the end, but still, it’s pretty sad how even paramedics (I know of) who went to a J.C...
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    HEMS providers working in ED/Hospital

    While our “HBS” program didn’t have us help out in the hospital, we were expected to staff an ambulance in our 911 system anytime we were OOS, be it weather, maintenance, or staffing. As was a program the next county over. Both were absorbed and turned into programs where this is no longer the...
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    HEMS providers working in ED/Hospital

    I mean, it’s a noble idea. I just don’t know anyone firsthand whose program is attached to the hospital this way. If it works, it works. Volunteering is always preferred over voluntelling, especially in a busier program.
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    HEMS providers working in ED/Hospital

    I mean, this is pretty funny…
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    HEMS providers working in ED/Hospital

    It sounds like you’re at a true hospital-based service, or an HBS. My previous employer was an HBS in name only. Currently my program is not one, though our company has their share of HBS partners still around. All of this to ask: Are you on 12’s or a full 24 hour schedule? It does sound...
  6. VentMonkey

    Grad Degrees

    I realize that this thread was initially about graduate degrees, but since since the higher education in EMS came up inevitably as it often seems to, this seemed relevant: https://www.jems.com/training/to-degree-or-not-to-degree-the-paramedic-question/
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Maybe not. What with the Dodgers spent on expanding their roster this offseason I cringe to think what they’ll charge a family of 6.
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    Grad Degrees

    Sure hope so.
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    Grad Degrees

    I think as usual you missed the point entirely and want to argue just for arguments sake. I don’t think I once said anything about a degree making a paramedic a better paramedic. The benchmark to a profession everyone thinks they are entitled to now to include wages isn’t in a vocation. That is...
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    Grad Degrees

    I think this is a huge part of why we will “never get ahead”. If the current educational model was scrapped in favor of a degree requirement it would force many out of the industry, which is a big part of what many anti-degree requirement EMS folks cite. Honestly, why is that a bad thing? We’re...
  11. VentMonkey

    AEL Oklahoma Helicopter down

    Absolutely. Our base pilots are good about briefing migratory patterns and trends in our area. And also with the amount of reservoirs, lakes, riverbeds, and increase in rain water we’ve found ourselves extra vigilant since we dug ourselves out of the drought here we’ve seen some increased bird...
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    Why can't Paramedics act off duty?

    You have some splainin’ to do…
  13. VentMonkey

    Movie Marathon Thread

    Lol well he’s not quite 5, so he might be better off watching Chubbs Peterson…
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    R.I.P. Carl Weathers. Prompt time to introduce the boy to the Rocky Saga.
  15. VentMonkey

    Which Bay Area IFT company should I work for

    The one that’ll hire you til you can choose the one you want;).
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    Schedule ideas/suggestions

    I thought my old schedule was nice, but a 4-day rotation in hindsight seems dreadful. Guess you adapt either way, and if you really want the job that bad… Also, if you put in for PTO on just your two normally scheduled days you end up with 2 weeks off so as @DesertMedic66 mentioned, you don’t...
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    Thinking about being a Paramedic

    I’ve come to grips with the fact that the level of reformation required to restructure the paramedic education, and educational requirements is not something that the masses at least in The States may ever care to reevaluate. Personally I wish EMT was part of the AEMT curriculum, and EMT would...
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    Schedule ideas/suggestions

    Best effing schedule in 20 plus years. Hands down. That said, I am missing being in my own bed every night more and more as I grow older.
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    Thinking about being a Paramedic

    It’s awesome that you’re still this enthusiastic after all of these years, it is. I don’t know that I agree with all of your cliches about a calling or being born to do this. I am of the belief that the only way for me to progress is in fact through quality education. In turn, this will promote...
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    Thinking about being a Paramedic

    @Romans116 if you do return to this thread, know that a lot of the people on this forum and, specifically, in this thread are the outliers of the EMS community. Much of the journey will be what you put into it regardless of your peers. Again, the most successful people in this field (and prob...
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