1. O

    Training Coordinator

    Hello Everyone, The company I work for is a small IFT company that recently started to do some backup 911 calls for the local 911 system, so my question is, besides the common things like VS and report taking how can I better prepare the EMTs to run 911, We have a drivers training program and...
  2. KetamineBolus

    The Tale of the Zip-Tie and the Purple Shaft

    Once upon a time, in the wonderful white-trash park of mobile homes, was a patient of which I could only assume was autistic. (No reported history. I’m autistic myself, so don’t get offended.) We has received a message of a teen boi who had fallen ****-first into a zip tie in the day’s early. I...
  3. FirstResponder


    You had to see this one coming... What are your thoughts on these two new TV shows that have come out recently? It was a matter of time before the Fire & EMS side of things showed their faces in the day-to-day operations of the pre-hospital/ 911 system life. "Cops" has been on TV forever now...
  4. AlexTheChamberlain

    Ellis County TX EMS

    So I recently called these guy's ops to try and find out some information, and not going to lie, it was like pulling teeth. Only thing I found out is that Ellis county does some IFT and 911, and neighboring Johnson county does only 911. As far as protocols and pay goes, I got the generic "you'll...
  5. AlexTheChamberlain

    AMR Amarillo or Collin County?

    Anyone know anything about either of these operations? Just curious about pay, reputation, IFT to 911 ratio, and how the fire dynamic is for them (like ALS or BLS, and fire takes pt lead or EMS takes lead). I already talked to Hunt county AMR which sounded nice, but the conversation didn’t go...
  6. AlexTheChamberlain

    Does Kern County Still Have Good Protocols?

    So, I’ve just been looking over the protocols for Kern, and was curious about the “Paramedic Level I” and “Paramedic Level II” section. I was just wondering about these two because a lot of people who used to work in Kern, and now work somewhere else, say it used to be great, and you’d pretty...
  7. RescueDog


    Hi guys, Hopefully I'm posting in an okay location. I haven't posted in a while. But, I recently became EMS "President" (Captain equivalent) in my department. We're a combination EMS/Fire Department and I was looking for places to find/apply for grants for things like Simman or a power-lift...
  8. Kavsuvb

    EMS Salary question

    What state has the Highest PAID EMT and Highest PAID Paramedic in this country. Also what's the top 5 and top 10 states to be an EMT and a Paramedic.
  9. AlexTheChamberlain

    Transporting Your Attacker, and Your Right to Refuse

    So a few coworkers of mine have been attacked by a small group of frequent flyers, who usually have no valid medical complaint, and are just looking for a ride, or sometimes they point blank say "I was just bored" when they get to the hospital. Just recently, a good friend of mine and former...
  10. D

    Training opportunities with CEU's

    Awareness protective Consultants from NJ travels nationwide to train EMS and Fire for several courses such as: Situational Awareness Integrated Active Shooter for First Responders Both are able to obtain Continuing education for the training and both are 4 hour training increments. Please...
  11. Kavsuvb

    Question on EMS college degree vs Paramedic certification

    I have a question for ya, I am wondering or college degree in EMS better than getting a paramedic certification. What are the pros and cons to a EMS college Degree vs a paramedic certification. What is the pay difference between a college degree paramedic and a paramedic with a certification. I...
  12. 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...
  13. Kavsuvb

    EMS Diversity and inclusion

    I have a question for ya, how does your EMS service handle Diversity and inclusion issues. I know in the US Coast Guard and as a Diversity officer myself, Diversity and inclusion is a HUGE issue and a drive to make the US Coast Guard the most diverse and inclusive Military branch. I am wondering...
  14. X

    Maryland Recipocity

    Just moved to Maryland and I'm looking figure out where to take the skills class they talk about on MIEMSS site. I am not affiliated with a station at this time. Any help would be great appreciated. I looked on the MFRI site but couldn't find a skills course. Thanks X
  15. thecyclist

    Paramedic in Oregon

    I finish paramedic school in May. I plan to move to Oregon when I get done because I'm single and think its beautiful there. I've been in EMS for 3 years now. I was wondering if anyone has heard of Pacific West Ambulance. It's in lincoln county by the coast. Also who does the 911 transport for...
  16. J

    Post Incident Response, an Organizational Approach

    Hello all, My name is John and I am looking for advice, input or general suggestions concerning a project myself and a colleague are currently trying to get off of the ground at our service. I apologize in advance if this initial post is a little wordy, but I want to provide as much background...
  17. jaeems

    67 honored at 148th FDNY Medal Day of Ceremony

    From EMS1Academy: I'm posting this because I would like to be one to also honor those serving with FDNY, and thank them for their service. These peoples' courage is beyond the meaning of courage, so that's a major thing...
  18. Maggie Yakus

    Airborne Combat Medic care for Paratroopers

    Hey this is mainly for my fellow combat medics out there. I just got assigned to an airborne unit straight out of ait/airborne school. A big concern I've heard from people is that the unit's current medics are not trained well enough to handle an airborne incident whether from the landing or...
  19. E


    Okay so I am a newly certified EMT-B. Im applying for ICEMA and all those certs. I unfortunately over 3 years ago got a DUI they did not convict me till a year later. There was no accidents or Injuries. It was minor. But still a DUI. I recently found out that the STATE is going to deny my...
  20. S

    NJ EMS Unions

    Hello, I'm currently interested in what Unions represent EMS employees. If you work in NJ and are a member of a Union, I'd like to know - Place of Employment - Your Union - Is your workforce ALS, BLS, Fire, or a combination. - When did your place of employment join the Union. - Overall did...