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  1. AlexTheChamberlain

    Arizona Certificate of Necessity

    To anyone working in Arizona, how exactly does the certificate of necessity work when there are multiple companies and agencies overlapping one area? Is there a primary agency, and the rest are backup? Or does one fire and one private ambulance show up, and fire only takes high acuity patients...
  2. X

    Cath Lab to Fire/EMT-P

    So I’m just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat as I am in. I work in the Cardiac Cath Lab as a RadTech, have been here for 5 years. Looking to get into Pre-Hospital EMS, I have always been drawn to Fire / Paramedic my whole life. I didn’t pull the trigger and opted for radiology school...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. CanadianBagel

    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...
  6. F

    Ideas?

    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...
  7. C

    emt in need of advice from all around the U.S

    hey everyone, first off if you reply to this with general knowledge of your area/city it means a lot and thank you... okay so i am a emt-b in california. min wage $10 i run 911... i am in medic school now but do not want to be a medic in california whatsoever. i am not educated on any other...
  8. Sootyboots

    NOLS WEMT For a Wildland Firefighter?

    I searched the forums and I didn't really find anything that helped answer some questions I have(First post here! Hello folks, how is everybody?) In a (failing?) attempt to be concise here's some bullet points on why I think NOLS's WEMT course would be good for me, and I'm looking for someone...

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