Yes. When they stand up new operations, a lot of times they pull from the FEMA fleet yard. I know when I was in the first batch for ABQ, NM AMR, all of our units came from the FEMA fleet except one that came from River Medical that they watned to get rid of.
Exactly. I work for a city EMS dept. completely separate from the city fire or police departments. I’m a city employee with all the benefits that come with it but I get to concentrate on what I am good at, EMS only.
That got done the morning after the call. I had made a comment that my back felt like it was on fire on the call, and my supervisor met me at our station with paperwork before I went home. He kinda lectured me about trying to not report it lol
As of today we are short two. Monday is their first day as new grad nurses at a local hospital. But we already have two part time that are set to move up to those spots. We are kinda short part timers, but that's not too bad.
At my service to promote you have to wait for someone to retire (yep...
Most of the time (and not counting Jersey and their weird laws to which I know nothing of) if you’re off duty and acting as a private citizen you’re covered by the Good Samaritan law in most states. I don’t ever do more than simple lay person first aid anyways if that, with very few and specific...
12 hour shifts? Peak truck type gig? And how do the benefits compare to the sworn FFs? Or are the single role people treated as the red-headed ******* step children that a lot of places that go this route do?
We got issued metal badges a few months ago for the first time for a memorial service for one of our medics we lost to cancer. Out day to day uniforms are polos w/ embroidered patch and name on them. The only time we wear badges are when we are wearing the class-A uniforms for special occasions.