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    EMT Jobs Houston area

    Good afternoon all, I just moved from California to Texas and looking for an EMT job in the Houston area.. I haven't had very much luck, Since i don't want to work on a sketchy fraud taxi or AMR... Im hoping to get on another 911 service if possible. I have almost 2 years of experience in EMS...
  2. Foxem

    Anything you wish you knew before starting Field Training?

    I'll be getting my FTO assigned to me here shortly and I wanted to know if there was any advice you guys could give me that might not be to obvious; or anything you would have done differently. As of right now, I'm just going into it with an open mind and a few hours of studying my response...
  3. E

    Fired from patient complaint

    Hello I’m new and a EMT , I was curious as anyone got fired for a allegedly verbally bullied or berated a patient , and it was a totally miscommunication, on trying to educated the public ?
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    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...
  5. J

    Patient refusal

    Other then suicidal threats when are patients not allowed to refuse care?

    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...
  7. S

    EMT School

    Not sure if anyone here can help me, but I truly don't know what else to do. I have been in classes to become an EMT for about 2 months. I still don't understand any of it. Everyone in my class is failing, and I'm not sure what to do. My instructor has not been any help and doesn't see any...
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    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...
  9. BrianB

    EMT Recertification - IL

    Hello everyone! I just joined the forum and I'm hoping you can help me out. I took my EMT class and practicals in the state of Ohio (while I was in college). Passed & graduated. Moved back home to Chicago where I work full time in Supply Chain and part time as an EMT (State of Ohio, state of IL...
  10. M

    Pay scale for on call EMTs

    Hi! Just had a question specifically for on-call EMTs or FF/EMTs; how much does your department pay per EMS call and what is the hourly rate? Both during the day shift and night shift if there is a difference. Thanks so much! I am mainly looking at pay for cities and towns in Massachusetts (but...
  11. J

    Dumb question

    Does the paramedic wear the radio or do the emt and paramedic both wear radios
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    Emergency Service-related technicians

    not sure if this is the correct place. Feel free @mods/admins to move if not I know, so far, of emergency medical/wilderness emergency medical/advanced emergency medical technician (and EMT-I), hazardous materials technician, vehicle rescue technician, and search and rescue technician I-III...
  13. K

    EMT Written exam..... help!

    I took my EMT-B written exam December 21rst 2017. The wait to find out if I passed or failed is literally agonizing. I walked out of the exam feeling like I failed... :/ I passed my practical and passed my course with great scores... My instructor even told me that I wouldn't fail... that I am...
  14. M

    CA Ambulance Cert vs. Ambulance License

    I'm currently applying for an ambulance company in Orange County. Its the first time I've been asked for an ambulance license and not the DMV ambulance certificate. Why are these two different?
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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...
  16. Ziiiiziiii

    Paramedic in Canada?? US Permanent Resident

    Hey, So I am interested to moving to Vancouver, Canada and becoming the highest Paramedic position there can be. I was wondering, If I should pursue it? Or should I just stay here in Hawaii and become a Paramedic here? I heard about how hard it is to find a job in Canada and I don't want to...
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    (CA) Santa Clara Local System Exam??

    Hey everyone. I'm new here. I just got hired by an ambulance company as an EMT and I need to take the Santa Clara County Local Systems Exam. I've been trying to figure out how I'm supposed to study for it/what exactly to expect. Has anyone taken it? Right now I'm literally just reading through...
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    Recommendations: Wilderness EMT Textbooks

    hello, I have been looking for good books about wilderness EMS, but cannot find too many textbooks. Auerbach has way too much information that isn't directly relevant. amazon/ Nols Wilderness medicine Is the only one I've found that seems to more directly show in practice i.e. When normal tools...
  19. K

    EMT Opportunities in New Zealand

    Hi I am from the US and am going to get my masters in New Zealand so my partner and I will both have work visas. We are both EMTs and would like to work for either St. Johns or Wellington Free Ambulance. I am wondering if anyone knows the likelihood of getting hired there? I am potentially...
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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...