1. J

    The cup holder

    So I work a service that is primarily 911 with some transfers, what is your go to cup holder. The usual suspects always work but what if you have something that the suction canister will just bounce around. I have three but two pictures Suction canister (obvious one) Spray bottle holder (with...
  2. DragonClaw

    LFW: DFW or Houston area 911 EMTB?

    Hopefully in a few months I'll have my certification in hand. I'm looking to live in the outliers Houston or DFW, willing to do some commuting. I've looked at EMTB jobs, but how do I know which ones do 911 calls? Are they all through the city directly or are they contracted out to other...
  3. J

    Gaining experience before applying for a job.

    Hi all So I am hoping to apply for a position with a wildland fire service this spring. I received my NREMT (EMT-B) and Wilderness EMT a couple months ago and I have contacted a number of agencies looking to volunteer or work per-diem and I am still waiting for replies. Does anyone have...
  4. J

    Trouble getting started as a basic.

    Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. I am a newly minted Basic, green to the bone and hopeing to truely start my experiential education in EMS. I have had trouble with getting (semi volunteer) agencies to get back to me as i am in a tough spot with licencing. I am a fully credentialed...
  5. E

    Deep Suctioning as Basic

    Hi everyone so I am a relatively new EMT and had a question about suctioning. From what I understand, deep suctioning is not in the protocol for an EMT basic in Ohio. So my question is, if we are on the road with a patient just getting over pneumonia or who has COPD or any other condition that...
  6. L

    How can anyone manage to fail EMT BASIC?

    A buddy of mine failed EMT is that even possible? He was even attending class like he was supposed to.
  7. C

    Failed the second time for

    I am doubtful about taking the test for a third time. The first time I was unsure about the test and bombed it and the second time I took it I actually did worse but I was studying from books and bought emt prep for some guidance and was more than sure I was going to at least see some...
  8. 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...
  9. C

    Concurrent EMT-B/IV cert & IV approval

    My question today is twofold. First of all, I know how essential it is to be IV certified when looking for your first EMT-B job and that it really gives you a leg up on the other candidates. I am taking my EMT-B class in the fall, and then in the spring, the IV certification class goes from...
  10. CareAmbulanceSD

    Looking for new & experienced EMTs - CARE San Diego

    Care Ambulance San Diego (Care Medical Transportation, Inc.) is currently seeking full time EMTs! Great opportunity to start your medical profession and gain experience in the field providing BLS medical transportation between healthcare facilities. Other opportunities include working with a...
  11. C

    Bachelor's Degree, then EMT-B?

    Hi everyone! I'm Charity, and this is my first post here. I'm currently finishing up my bachelor's degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder at 19! When finished, I'm planning on beginning my education for EMS at Pikes Peak Community College (this fall). I know that...