I always had that same inclination but as soon as I started working dispatch for the FD I got much more involved in their policies and protocols and it wasn't true.
On what we call "Priority 2" calls (everything minus cardiac arrest, unconscious, child labor, patient over 400lbs), the EMT...
Departments here will almost always run EMT/Medic on every call.
Whether we're meeting a BLS ambulance from the county or just going to a fall patient.
The medic will usually do the driving and the EMT monitors the patient - obviously that can change depending on patient status and type of...
Northwest Arkansas EMT-B Student
My name is Chris but everybody just calls me by my last name, Fink.
I'm a laid back, 22yo EMT-B student.
Been a volunteer firefighter for about 3 years now.
I grew up in Washington D.C. and moved here to Northwest Arkansas in 2001.
I tend to be a little more...
That's how it is around here also, I made so many good connections in FFI/II it was insane.
Great classes for sure.
To be a female and be a full-time paid Firefighter/EMT around here is a rare thing.
There is only one at the FD I'm going to test for and one at a department just south of...
Necklaces are often times harder to see due to the necklines of shirts.
Bracelets, at least in warmer weather or indoors would be easier to see since most people would have on short sleeves.
Either is fine though, since both are right where you'd be checking a pulse anyway.
There is only department in this area that relies on a private ambulance service.
I've been a volunteer firefighter for several years now and love it, but I also enjoy the medic calls.
Thanks for the replies.
My name's Chris but everybody just calls me Fink, been that way since I was a kid.
I'm 22yrs old and have been a volunteer firefighter for about 3 years now.
I love everything about this profession which is great since I'm not even getting paid for it yet. :tongue:
I work full-time...