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    Happy New Year to everyone! My name is Don Mekkes, and I am the Founder of the young startup UNITY EMS. - https://www.theunityems.com/ - https://www.facebook.com/theunityems/ The purpose of this post is to briefly introduce UNITY EMS to you all and ask for you open and honest feedback (which...
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    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...
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    IFT or 911?

    I've seen many threads with this topic. I am a new EMT and have one more day of training with an IFT company. However, due to submitting various applications to different companies, I have an offer for a 911 company as well. I don't know which to pick. I understand IFTs are what you make of it...
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    Two Paramedics on a round-the-world trip want to visit other EMS-Systems

    Hey :-) We are Marie&Jan (23,24), a paramedic couple from germany. In September we have started our round-the-world- trip with the mission: How does EMS-Systems in other countrys work? We started a blog (travelmedics.eu , actually in german but we are going to translate it in english, as well)...
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    EMS jobs in Nashville, Tn or surrounding areas

    Hi everyone, I was a EMT for about two years and paramedic for about one year in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a private company. We did 911 contract based along with critical care transfers and basic transfer homes and hospital to hospital. I then left to work in South carolina now...
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    Boston North Shore Emergency Dept Tech Positions Available

    For anyone interested in getting off the truck, my ED is hiring EMTs as "Technical Nursing Assistants." Pay starts around $16 and up with great benefits. Current available shifts as of 10/9/17 24hrs / week 1500-2300 32hrs / week 1500-2300 32hrs / week 2300-0700 32hrs / week 0700-1500...
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    Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in EMS

    Here's a Question for ya, can you see in the Future where Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants become the new standard of EMS medical care in the field. Do you think the future trend in EMS is heading towards where Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants become the new version of...
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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...