1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. JADEMT

    EMT in NJ

    I'm a paid 911 EMT in NJ (and driver), so I get paid $13.00/ hour. I work full-time, which is 36 hours a week. I also volunteer and have a second job. After taxes and medical benefits, I am making enough to get by...but that is only because I still live at home. I am saving up as much money as I...
  16. J


    I hope that 2018 is going well for you all! We are very excited to celebrate the official commercial launch of UNITY EMS next week at EMS Today (booth # 429)! To celebrate this, we are offering a very limited promotional offer of 1 FREE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BASE LAYER ($34.95 value) WITH THE...
  17. S

    EMS hall portfolios

    my service is trying to find additional portfolios/hall jobs for their current staff. I was curious if anyone has any additional ideas that I could recommend to my management. so far we have: oh&s, hall/vehicle maintenance, high acuity call auditing, pcr auditing, uniforms, website...
  18. beaucait

    Capnography for EMT-B, a useful tool?

    Capnography has been said to be useful, but its not in Maine EMS protocol for basics. There is nothing wrong with reading a waveform if you are trained to do so. What do you think? Is it helpful? What scenario would you think this to be most helpful? Where do you think it would not be useful? Do...
  19. beaucait

    Acute coronary syndrome /MI/STEMI and Oxygen administration

    I heard recently that research suggests not to give O'z to a patient who is having acute coronary syndrome/MI/STEMI because it constricts blood vessels and can lead to further infarction of the myocardium. What do you guys think? Should we be giving oxygen anyway? Do you think that the damage...
  20. C

    Mock DUI demo for high school

    My EMS group is planning a DUI demo for the local high school and I am wondering if anybody has experience planning one. I found the Every 15 minutes program procedure manual from the California Highway Patrol but it is more involved than we want. Any advice on how many patients we should have...