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    Continuing Education and Refresher courses for EMT-B Recertification

    Not necessarily. You need so-many practicals and certain in person, gotta have's. The NR makes it pretty clear on its renewal material. The renewal application/CE documentation for states and NR all read fairly clear. N'joy:)
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    Continuing Education and Refresher courses for EMT-B Recertification

    2.0 hours under medical emergencies whether you meet them via refresher or CE. Refresher is a fancy way of saying you got all of your CE's in one organized program.
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    Partner got mad at me. Was I wrong?

    You're partner has some personal reasons for not wanting to give a hoot but, that isn't your problem. You do the right (albiet, a choice) thing and let him be the ars!
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    First, EMT related Job Offer(advice needed)???

    Do whatever you bwant to do. The casino won't be a whole lot better stress wise, just different.
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    Best end of shift ever!!!!!

    Too funny :lol::lol::lol: Poor guy.
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    More Detroit EMS problems

    Detroit EMS isn't exclusive to this kind of employee abuse in the Detroit area. I highly suspect it may be more common than anyone realizes and certainly not limited to Detroit. For instance; I watched/heard, not only dispatch, but also a key manager, refuse to protect EMT's in at least 2...
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    are we doing our future students a disservice?

    Students seriously need more time to mature today. I'm all for adding requirements related to trade education, and for social reasons. Today's kids are not developing socially or professionally as they should. Manners, social skills, civil responsibility; these are all but missing in...
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    What does your EMT/Medic card look like?

    That is correct...nothing like providing a clear copy to a stranger, eh?
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    The uncoupling of Fire and EMS

    More than a decade ago, EMS folks were waging bets on just how long this whole fire based, advanced life support gig would last before evidence proved what a financial loss it is. Local bets gave it about 7 years. We figured about 7 years and cities everywhere would be seeking respite from the...
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    EMT Student in the SF Bay

    EMT student in SF Bay??? Quick, somebody toss a rope! :) Welcome and hope you got the answers you were looking for so far.
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    Things you would like to do to your rig but would never get away with

    Did a few modifications to our trucks via, leg hangin out the side door with flashing red eyes in the rear windows for Halloween, Christmas lights and disco ball for New Years....oh, and the hawaiian theme was cool too. A crew bimped their fender so, I put a 2 foot bandaid over it, which didn't...
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    are we doing our future students a disservice?

    It is this way for an awful lot of professions these days. Sad as it is, if colleges stop producing, there will be a shortage before we know it. Education is like any other business. They are there to provide a service to anyone willing to pay the cost, despite any immediate need. I know a lot...
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    I need to hire an EMT for a 1 day event

    Local EMS should have no problem senidng a one man crew. I've done stand-by at dozens of race events. They're pretty common around here. If all you need is a trained first aider, anyone with training and a license/insurance can provide sufficient bandaid service.
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    unconscious patients and stairs

    Yes....easiest answer all day:)
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    unconscious patients and stairs

    Pole stretchers...
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    Labor Questions

    :) Knew someone would pop up with FLSA. Problem as always; workers aren't very willing to band together to do much about their work environment fearing retaliation... which these same federal agencies will not defend against anyway. Whatever happened to the good old days when workers stood...
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    Labor Questions

    Workers always cry foul after they figure out they done been spooged. The more people stand together, the less likely thess things are to occur. Unionization isn't perfect but, it does provide a conduit for collective bargaining so workers have at least some protection and say when it comes to...
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    Concealed Non English Speaking CPR/AED Students

    Change over to another education provider or...RC could get Rosetta Stone for ya! Seriously though, fake adresses? What's with that? RC that desperate that they need to import illegals? Sure seems that way.
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    Two opportunities

    Benefits and pay are a lot more attractive than 3 hour transports for pennies. Not that those aren't important but, I'm old...I need those benefits! Good luck no matter which you choose :>)
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    Should I do a no-experience Paramedic program straight out?

    Hmm, all of that to say you want to be a Medic? Okay, that's great. What's sad is that it's of secondary importance. Human lives aren't secondary in my book but then again, I'm not 17 anymore either. My suggestion is; go get an education. One day, when being a care provider becomes more...