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Here's an example of what life is like working in the USCG in Alaska
I'm in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and we do have EMS people as well. Here's one program we have called the Auxilary Medical program@Kavsuvb trust me, I looked into it...about 10 years, and one back surgery ago. I'm pretty set with what I have. Thanks for sharing.
Again, if any younger (and physically fit) providers that are on the forum thinks it's something worth their time, I too would highly recommend doing some digging, and/ or networking. Apparently we have a reliable source on here.
I'm active duty Coast Guard stationed at the Training Center in CA... And I am a Paramedic (i work part time on the outside in a 911 system) however the Coast Guard didnt give me my Paramedic. I earned it on my own time/dime....Interesting stuff - didn't realize USCG staffed some paramedics in aircraft. Seems like this is just an AK practice, though? I was under the impression that the Rescue Swimmers were EMTs, full stop?
Your always welcome to join. We always need EMS to staff Boat crews and even on cuttersConfession time... I've always wanted to be a Coastie. I became a wife and mom early on in life, and it just want in the cards. Now at almost 37, I am looking into the Coast Guard Auxiliary. I wouldn't mind volunteering in any capacity that they'd let me. I hope they need EMT's or Paramedics because that would be so cool to go out on those CG boats and help save people out on the water.
Oh yeah I see you! The red one in the water right?
Actually you're wrong here because as an Auxiliarist, we are allowed to do everything except for Law Enforcement and Military. Although we do have one Auxiliarist who as deployed to a combat zone in Bahrain. As for Auxiliarist using their EMT & Paramedic skills, it's allowed at Small boat stations and cutters.The Auxiliary is NOT allowed to provide EMS care unless they are part of an AD Boat Crew, nor are AUX medical personnel allowed to work outside of a Health Services Clinic, they are only authorized to do clinic tasks, not emergency medicine.
The Auxiliary are restricted by regulations. This poster is making statements way outside the organization. She is actually in violation of Regs for what she has been posting.
We do that too
Like a boss! Great pictures!