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  1. M

    Can I just vent for a sec?

    Newb here...let me preface this post with a little hx about my ems career so far. I don't have an epic story/reason why I got into ems, i was just at a point in my life with no direction and kind of fell into it. I got my basic back in 2014 and went straight into a 2 yr paramedic...
  2. Tony Maximilian

    McCormick vs AMR/AMR vs McCormick

    Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum... I'm interested in learning more about AMR & McCormick, specifically how they compare in terms of starting pay, benefits, availability of 911 work vs mandatory IFT, 24-hour shift availablity, employee satisfaction, reputation, uniform...
  3. N

    New EMT working for IFT Company

    Hi everyone! I'm a new EMT in SoCal, and I'll be starting my first job with a company that runs IFTs in the Valley. (This seemed to be the most flexible option for me while I'm still in school) I wanted to know if anyone had any helpful tips/advice they could offer about starting out in the...
  4. EMTNicole

    License and Accreditation for State and County

    Hi guys:), I just applied for my state and county roughly about a month ago (California, Orange County). I got my State card but I still haven't received the county card. I'm worried it got lost in the mail. Do you guys have any idea what I should do or who to contact? Also- Any suggestions...
  5. F

    Nervous about my first ride along.

    So I know that this topic has been beaten over and over again. I'm top in my class and ace all of my practicals 100%. I want to get my paramedic before I go onto school to be a trauma surgeon. I feel very confident in my knowledge and skill. But, as my instructors beat into us, "This is how you...
  6. Justin DaRosa

    Newb question on EMT training...

    Hi this is my second post and it's kind of a newbie question so keep that in mind. I was wondering if theirs any difference when it comes to where you actually get your EMT certificates from, In Reno they have REMSA and TMCC both offer EMT classes but one cost's a a lot more and is longer. If i...
  7. 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...
  8. justinjacc

    Resume help!

    Hopefully I put this in the right forum. I need help with my resume. I have never really needed to make one but was going to apply for a few places online and they require a resume. Can anyone give me a critique or some guidance. Thank you! NAME HERE address | (H) 444.555.3333 (C)...
  9. ChrisC5928

    Soon to be entering the field of EMS

    So here's a question, just recently passed my NREMT exam and will be applying ambulance companies soon. But naturally there is part of me that is a little nervous, and questioning if I have the knowledge to make it in EMS. I did fairly well in my emt class and I want more then anything to be a...
  10. LanceCorpsman

    New EMT seeking advice.

    I am current college student and brand new FF/EMT-B for an all volunteer department of maybe 30 people with very limited amount of EMTs with only one ILS c I wanted to ask some questions and get some opinions from experienced people in regards to BLS. Whenever I am with another EMT, they are...
  11. C

    Straight Outta Certification

    As the title implies, I recently received my EMT-B certification. Now the hard part: applying for a job. While most ambulance companies,(on the 911 system and private sector) require experience, I am basically applying to everything and anything I can. The reason for this post is my resume...
  12. E

    New EMT Stethoscope issue/question

    Hello, I am just finishing up EMT school, and have started going doing ride alongs with the department I want to get on with. I have always had a hard time with BPs hearing the pulse, even with the training dual stethoscope. However there was one, on one of the ambulances that I did a ride...

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