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    My 2 cents...

    I was trying to figure out what emergency lights are allowed in Maryland for "Vollies" while operating personal vehicles. The law says "red and white" with consent. In conducting further research, many members of the EMTLife forum cynically implied not helping or endangering your family's life...
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    Pros and cons of public vs private EMS and tax funded vs nontax EMS?

    Public EMS: a government service provided by a county or municipality, either fire based or third service (separate from fire) Private EMS: provided by a for profit company or a private, non-profit organization like a rescue squad or "life saving crew" I am asking the pros and cons relating to...
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    McCormick ambulance

    Hey guys! I just passed my mapping and written EMT test for McCormick and was asked to come back in about 2 weeks for orrientation. Does anyone have any tips on what to expect? And does that mean I'm in the process of being hired already? Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!
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    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...
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    Do you think your EMS agency would benefit from having their own app?

    As you all may know, I am transitioning away from EMS due to the intolerance, wear, and abysmal pay. I am starting to flourish in web development ( I especially LOVE PHP programming so far ). I have a solid grasp of HTML, CSS, and doing well so far at PHP ane SQL. I will eventually branch out...
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    Hi there, I am an EMT with a passion for serving especially in impoverished communities. I have always wanted to serve on a medical mission abroad. Does anyone know of organizations that do medical missions or need EMS professionals for medical programs abroad? Thanks!
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    EMS billing

    so I'm an EMT-B at a theme park and we give out things like bandaids and 4x4s all the time the park just supplies them and eats the cost. But we keep some pretty serious ALS equipment on site and I was wondering if we ever had to use any of that equipment for an emergency would the park collect...
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    Severe Mental Illness and Working in EMS

    I will admit and come clean that I have mental illness and been hospitalized for it numerous times since adolescence. I have severe social anxiety and Aspergers. I often get paranoid about losing my jobs and fear I will co workers against me. I feel everyone can pick up on it. My demeanor is...
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    What Is It Like To Work In Canadian EMS?

    Hello everyone, I'm a 2 year University Graduate Paramedic in the UK. For the past few months, I've become increasingly set on relocating to Canada. I see on the government website that currently, a Paramedic is classed as a skilled profession in Canada, and the immigration process doesn't look...
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    New Ambulance service in Denver Metro area?

    I Saw an Ambulance today lights & sirens going that said "Metro Care Ambulance" with a phone number. I am curious do they run contracts for cities/counties or do they just run nursing homes & dialysis patients? I have never seen them before. It looked to be a brand new Dodge or Ford truck...
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    EMS Survey: For Development Into New EMS Solution (<5 min)

    (link removed by administrator) Hi! I'm a developer from an innovation lab situated in Waterloo, Ontario. The above is a survey to inquire on the problems and pain-points in EMS delivery. The goal is to understand the actual problems and develop an innovative new solution, more details are...
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    Nevada State EMT-B License

    Hello, I recently finished with getting my nremt certification and I was just wondering if anyone knows how long the state takes in processing a state license in Nevada. Thanks, Jester
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    Fire or Ambulance District? Which do you prefer?

    Hey, I'm a fairly new EMT-B soon to be medic student. I live in MO, and we have a good mix of ambulances run by county EMS agencies and some run by local fire districts. I was just wondering what some of your experiences and preferences were with these models of EMS systems. Also, do...
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    Hello.. I am the EMS Captain for a small town volunteer fire department. I have recently taken on this position as it was free and I enjoy the responsibilities. I got my card in June. I am still new to the idea of training others in EMS as I am still learning myself. However when we are on scene...
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    Have to Move :( Heading to Pullman, Washington Area - Need Insight

    My family has to move due to my husbands job and we are heading to the area of Pullman, Washington. I am a Paramedic for the 911 transporting service in a large county. I have been looking online trying to gage the services available in the Pullman and surrounding areas and I am at a loss. Seems...
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    Design student looking for input from professionals!

    Hello! I'm an industrial design student currently focusing on medical design. I am working on redesigning and AED machine and coming up with a CPR assist device. I would really like to learn about what kind of experiences you've had performing CPR and using AED. It would really help me out a...
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    Favorite EMS App

    Hi! I'm a newbie EMT, I used to be an Emergency scribe at Sutter in Sacramento. I was wondering what your guys's favorite EMS app is. I'll start by saying that my two favorites are iTriage and Figure 1 (yes they're found on the iStore) but please let us know about both android and apple apps :)...
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    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...
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    South Carolina EMS questions????

    i have a few questions about the EMS systems in SC. I am currently living in Jacksonville Florida but I plan to move to SC in February once paramedic school is over. I haven't decided which part of Sc I want to move to yet due to not knowing about the counties. If anyone has any knowledge about...
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    Looking to move to Colorado. Any good 911 places??

    I am currently a paramedic in Florida. I have my license switched to Colorado and don't really know where to look for a good place to live. I kind of want to stay on the east side of the state near the mountains, so I can have plenty to do (since this is the reason I'm moving). Anyone know of...