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  1. MMohler

    Paramedic program recommendations

    Was just looking up there. I have compiled a list but am adding programs as I find them. Schedule is pretty nice for didactic.
  2. MMohler

    the 100% directionless thread

    PSA...Heat is on netflix
  3. MMohler

    Application response times?

    where are you located @ChewyEMS13
  4. MMohler

    Paramedic program recommendations

    looking for war and horror stories, honest opinions from people that went through programs pros and cons things of the sort.
  5. MMohler

    Paramedic program recommendations

    Hello all, I am starting to look into taking the next step in EMS and want to start to compile a list of paramedic programs in southern & northern California (specifically orange, riverside, LA or San Bern counties for socal and around the Sacramento area for northern California). If it helps: I...
  6. MMohler

    first call of the day is...

    How is the ems system out there? private ambulance, ao, FD?
  7. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Agreed just wondered why you wouldnt attempt for a more lax shift in terms of call volume is all.
  8. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well how long have you been there? why are you working a shift like that if you have been there for awhile? go in house? go to south county?
  9. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    And this is with care I presume? To go off what parasite was saying we have a population that for the most part is insured. So I presume that is where they get this idea that fire brings in more. Anyways we don't do much IFT in riverside we stick to OC/LA I swear it was almost guaranteed that...
  10. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Where abouts are you working? We have a 24 similar to that where its a mix of ift/911 and its a 24, that shift was horrendous. We count it as a fire car but by no means is dedicated. They are around most of the days during the week because of day cars running ift only. On the weekends they are...
  11. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    I have been told that around 80% is made from fire calls, dont shoot the messenger, just what I have been told but I will stick to thread topic. Wont go into it much due to topic of this thread but goal is FF/Medic. is there a study that gives a timeline as too how many days it takes to...
  12. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well im hoping to be long gone by then. Then meaning if they are lost
  13. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Great points, so take away is that it is cheaper to staff 6 guys on 24s (Like I was saying about the ABC?) then 12 guys on 12 hour shifts? In my own opinion i still prefer the 24 because its 2-3 days each week vs 3-4 gives me ample time to pick up a second job to move on quicker. I would really...
  14. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Our county is divided into regions, private ambulance companies bid on these regions (excluding individual city departments). We have 3 cities that we serve 911 we are a small company and do not have the financial backing to staff a 6th or 7th rig. Minimum wage is the pay. each fire car is a 24...
  15. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well, I dont plan on being an EMT long enough to let the kool aid run out. ;) What did you sign up for then? A guaranteed amount of sleep every shift would sure be nice but from my standpoint its a business and cant feasibly provide this. I guess EMS should just take a break from 11pm to 6am in...
  16. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Yah, it certainly is but this does not happen frequently. I had one bad shift and now have 4 days off to catch up on sleep and recover. You dont have to bring more "education" on about it only takes one shift to get in an accident, injure a pt, etc. The system is already in shambles as far as...
  17. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well this isnt even close to my shifts we average about 6 calls a day and on a busy day we are around 10.
  18. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well being that this is at a station thats known to be one of the busiest in the state averaging about ~6000 calls a year I dont think there was much sleep. I do not think I am in any bog here just submitting an angle to an open forum. Whether you agree or not fatigue can and will happen. It is...
  19. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    Well my part time job is behind a desk and has 0 liability in peoples health or risking anyones life. Yah, I am young but I don't want to be an EMT forever so I need some sort of extra income to save for medic school or an academy. An EMT in California makes nothing and it isn't enough to save...
  20. MMohler

    Fatigue Questions

    So you’re saying everytime you were tired you complained and said send another unit? Or called fatigue? I’m not saying by any means that you should feel pressure not to but sometimes you get screwed at nights sometimes you don’t. We work in a 911 system there is no time off. Some days you sleep...

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