1. Justin DaRosa

    Newb EMS question...

    Ok, this is my first post on this website and i really like how informative it is here. My question is kind of a noob question but if i want to be a EMT, and work for the FD. Would i have to also go to fire academy and so on and, and i'm a firefighter and a EMT depending on when needed? Or do...
  2. 300Medic

    Administrative help.

    All, I am looking for some administrative help. The individual who was previously “running” our EMS portion of the department quit/got fired. By the looks of it I will be the lucky one doing most of the admin tasks. Can anyone provide me the requirements, such as NYSDOH 800 and CON that is...
  3. C

    Remote Medic job/Foreign Country reciprocity information.

    Hello all my name is christian, and I'm new to the forums. a little background: I'm 21 years old, been in ems 5 years since I was 17, got 2 years paramedic experience, 3 as a basic. I'm finishing up my degree,and I've been looking around at some careers. One of the places I've been looking at...
  4. A

    Narcan Use Survey

    Please respond to my survey about Narcan use as a diagnostic tool. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMKVYVC
  5. L

    Question regarding the definition of "practice" and company licensure.

    As of right now, I am in sort of a sticky situation. I have spent several hours searching the web with little to no luck on this topic so I figured why not ask the question directly. Anyway, I recently became nationally certified through NREMT. I have applied for Arizona state licensure and...
  6. elamcrosley14

    ISO: Lifepak 300 Charger

    Hello everyone! I am presently in search of a Lifepak 300 charger. I have contacted Physio-Control and numerous sellers online without success. If anyone has any leads in regards to finding one or is looking to sell one, please let me know! Thanks!
  7. J

    Getting my Texas Cert...

    So I was arrested a while back, 2 years ago like right after my 18th birthday, and the charges were dropped. I now have nothing on my record but the arrest is still listed. Can I still get certified and hired?
  8. Care Ambulance Service

    CARE Ambulance Service is Hiring.

    NOW HIRING AT CARE AMBULANCE SERVICE!! Working at Care Ambulance Service is an incredibly fulfilling and career enhancing experience. Every day is different and every call you run presents a new and exciting challenge. As one of the largest ambulance providers in Southern California, Care EMTs...
  9. Tnaemt94

    (Almost) Desperate for full time EMS work in Tennessee, PLEASE HELP

    My income is strapped right now, of course I am trying to build an income at age 21. All the counties I have inquired about do not hire full time EMTs immediately. Some require you to work part time until a position becomes available (first come first serve) and some don't even hire EMTs full...
  10. A

    Please help! New to EMS with questions regarding tactical medicine

    Hello, my name is Austin, 21, and I am a new EMS student from Virginia. I wanted to know if anybody had any advice or knowledge in the field of tactical medicine or the like? I had originally attended college in hopes of earning my degree in biology and joining the military afterwards...
  11. Tnaemt94

    EMTs and Paramedics with radio straps

    Most EMTs and medics in my county's EMS department use radio straps. I thought about getting one too. Are they beneficial or are they more of a hassle?
  12. Tnaemt94

    Do you utilize law enforcement on your medical calls?

    We were called out for an unconscious pt in respiratory depression and OD. The scene was actually at our station. The neighborhood security enforcement (fully sworn and acting law enforcement) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (wildlife cops) were already on scene. Responding with us...
  13. Reuben De La O

    NYFD or Chicago FD?

    Hi everyone, I just obtained my EMT License in Iowa and I'm working toward my Paramedic next fall. I will have my paramedic diploma next year and I'll have my AAS in paramedic in 2018. I'm looking at different places to work and these two had came up. I just have a couple questions about both...
  14. Tnaemt94

    EMS (in TN especially) is a joke

    As a kid, I admired the work of EMS and spent a large portion of my high school years preparing myself to become an EMT. After I graduated and pursued a career in EMS, I realized how "bottom of the barrel" it really is. I literally had a paramedic ask me how to spell a three-letter word. I was...
  15. W

    Rotary EMT Service

    Hey EMTLife, I am considering buying a large fleet of EMTs in Los Angeles and San Diego. My plan is to combine the 2 then expand to either more trucks or a helicopter transport service. I need to know more about the practicality of air transportation vs. the more more popular road side...
  16. theasianEMT

    Municipal EMS employment in U.S.

    Hey all, I'm a current EMT with experience on a CCT (ALS)/ BLS hospital-based EMS ambulance as well as 911 hospital experience. I am considering going to paramedic school and moving someplace else to get picked up at a municipal EMS agency. I do not mind having to start as an EMT-I first and...
  17. Tnaemt94

    Is EMS an "essential service"?

    There is debate as to whether or not EMS is deemed as an essential service. " In the case of “routine” emergencies, the threat posed by the disruption of emergency medical services is less clear. For instance, although an individual may die for lack of emergency medical treatment, the broader...
  18. K

    New Stretcher Technology

    Hello there! I am an aspiring engineering student. I am in the midst of a design for a new revolutionizing technology to make life for EMS operators a heck of a lot easier! I am in need of feedback from EMS operators, ASAP. What is the most difficult part of operating a stretcher? If your rig...
  19. CSchlesinger908


    Hello! There may already be a post like this but I didn't see it. With that being said, as the title implies if you have any tips or tricks that you've picked up over the months/years you've been in the field of EMS. Feel free to share them.
  20. Tnaemt94

    Which is better: public or private EMS?

    Some counties and municipalities have their own EMS departments. Some are in conjunction with fire departments. Other counties contract private companies, like RuralMetro, to provide EMS services for their jurisdiction. Which do you find to be the best approach?