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  1. J

    Looking for some advice in getting experience

    Here is some background on me: I just turned 19 and got my EMT in Alaska my senior year of high school. I just recently moved down to Everett Washington to attend Everett Community to take the fire science classes to eventually become a firefighter. When I took my Emt class I got my Alaska cert...
  2. K

    New EMT and Pregnant?

    It looks as if I am likely pregnant (blatantly positive home test but no blood test yet). My husband and I were 100% preventing, careful and consistent, and absolutely did NOT want this right now. This was seriously a 1 in 100 chance. However, I don’t believe in abortion and so am going through...
  3. P

    Applying for QA/QI, need ideas

    Hey guys! My name is Joe, a fellow trauma junkie. I have recently been given to opportunity to apply for a QA/QI position at my current place of employment. We run 700-1000 calls a month and its a single man position. The reason the position is open is because the last guy kinda "failed" the...
  4. T

    Returning 1 Year

    I took my EMT Course last year at this time and passed, I also took the NREMT not long after and passed. I received my card and am certified to work as an EMT. I pushed off the job search because I had a well paying job at the time and was trying to save up to finish paying off some debts before...
  5. AlexandraMay3155

    Internship Advice

    Howdy! I am a 21 year paramedic student who finished all the classroom work, and start my clinical internship tomorrow. Background, I am from Fairbanks, Alaska and I recently made the 4,000+ mile drive to Austin, Texas for my externship. The scope of practice, the call type, volume, culture...
  6. M

    Upcoming Interview

    Hi, my name's Matt and I was wondering if any of you had advice before my interview this week. It's for American Ambulance and I couldn't be more excited to start EMS work. What questions should I expect? What kind of answers do I give? *i'll answer 100% honest still* And what can I...
  7. J

    Guidance

    I am 17 and about to graduate high school. The only thing I am faced with the decision of what to do now, I love the medical field but I'm not sure if what I should do whether I should go straight to a pre-med program, or do something cheaper and faster like EMS or surgical tech. Really, I just...
  8. A

    Need uniform suggestions...

    I will be starting my EMT-B course next month and am looking for some navy blue uniform pants. Problem is that am normally a 00 short in women's pants and just under 5ft tall. All the pants I have found have the smallest size being a 0 or 2. Anyone know any brands that might fit or about my...
  9. B

    Question about Self Confidence (Almost done with class) Advice wanted..

    NYS EMT-B So short story(NVM LONG STORY SORRY), In high school I was an explorer(FD) and I was told how to become a full fledged paid fire fighter you need your emt-b and that will be the starting point. I don't know since i'm new to reddit about the whole "All my life I just wanted to help...
  10. E

    Quick advice on how you guys react during acute family member situation

    Hello everyone, I've been an Emt for 8 months now. Working emergencies only in a busy urban city. I always react fast and do proper protocol/procedure and never blank out or freeze. So yesterday I was driving home from the barber and my mother calls me yelling to run upstairs that my...
  11. J

    Looking to pursue a career as a paramedic. Seeking advice/guidance

    Hello EMTLIFE members! My name is Jason and I am interested in pursuing a career as a paramedic! I will try to make this as smooth and simple as possible. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (No plans to relocate) Education: Bachelor's of Science, Honor's science major Age...
  12. N

    New EMT working for IFT Company

    Hi everyone! I'm a new EMT in SoCal, and I'll be starting my first job with a company that runs IFTs in the Valley. (This seemed to be the most flexible option for me while I'm still in school) I wanted to know if anyone had any helpful tips/advice they could offer about starting out in the...
  13. J

    What to study for the NREMT Written???

    Hi All, I have just finished my NREMT Skills and I am now ready to take the NREMT Written exam. I am super nervous because I cannot seem to figure out what to study or how to prepare for the exam. What should I use to study for this exam??? Regards Jester
  14. F

    Nervous about my first ride along.

    So I know that this topic has been beaten over and over again. I'm top in my class and ace all of my practicals 100%. I want to get my paramedic before I go onto school to be a trauma surgeon. I feel very confident in my knowledge and skill. But, as my instructors beat into us, "This is how you...
  15. J

    Does a mental illness w/ in-patient hospitalization in the past disqualify you for EMS work?

    Hey, my name is Jon and I have wanted a career in EMS as a paramedic for a long time now. Last night I heard something that concerned me and that's that having a mental illness and being hospitalized for it can disqualify you for any emergency response work. If true, are there any ways to work...
  16. J

    Boot Maintenance

    Hello All, For my EMS Academy we have to polish our boots. Does anyone have any experience with polishing boots? If so, when should I consider to strip and repolish the boots Cheers!
  17. M

    TOTAL NEWB!!

    Hey everyone, My name's Tom and I'm 22. I recently decided i want to pursue a career as a Paramedic. i was hoping anyone here on this site with experience can give me some advice on how to go about my education and what certifications i should get so as to make myself more appealing to employers...
  18. I

    Short Term vs Long Term Employment

    I am going to interview with AMR in Seattle this week and I am wondering if they hire short term employees. I am still going to school so i would have to go back in a few months. However, i would be willing to take some time off school if i had to. Will they still consider me for short term or...
  19. MMM Medic11

    Mixed agency

    So one of the two towns we service just informed us that they want us to have a crew at the building 24/7 365. They said they don't care if they are paid or volunteers but they want us to assure them that we will have an ambulance out with a response time under 10 minutes. Right now we take...
  20. J

    Interview Prep Advice

    Good Evening, I am asking for advice and pointers to better prep myself for an upcoming job interview. I am interviewing with one of the most busy trauma hospital in NJ for an EMT-B position. What should I have prepare for such a big interview? Skills I should brush up on ? Facts, policy...

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