EMT 911 jobs ?

Gustavo

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I have applied to care ambulance already, I was just wondering what other company i should apply for that involves 911 calls? I really want to work for care,has been my number 1 company before emt school. But I don't want to get my hopes up.
 

CALEMT

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Or you should search the millions of threads that are on this topic.
 

Mufasa556

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1. Care
2. McCormick

If you're anywhere near Commuting distance, apply to AMR Riverside. Riverside never gets the recommendation it should.

3. Doctor's (For experience then start reapplying to Care or McCormick)

I used to recommend Pacific/Bowers as a decent company to get experience before reapplying to Care, McCormick, or AMR but I have no idea who the decent IFT company is anymore.
 

Gustavo

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1. Care
2. McCormick

If you're anywhere near Commuting distance, apply to AMR Riverside. Riverside never gets the recommendation it should.

3. Doctor's (For experience then start reapplying to Care or McCormick)

I used to recommend Pacific/Bowers as a decent company to get experience before reapplying to Care, McCormick, or AMR but I have no idea who the decent IFT company is anymore.
I applied to care already,does McCormick do 911 or just IFT?
 

Jim37F

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I applied to care already,does McCormick do 911 or just IFT?
Lol. Care will start you off on an IFT car....McCormick is 90+% 911 in some very busy areas (Hawthorne, Inglewood, Compton, Carson, Lynwood, my old station in Willowbrook....) and some very nice areas (Palos Verses, Torrance and Redondo Beach, West Hollywood and Malibu are very popular stations).

Otherwise besides south east LA Co (Signal Hill, Lakewood, Norwalk, Bell, East LA, Whittier, etc) Care just took over both AMR and Schaefer's zones in the San Gabriel Valley (Pomona, Azusa, Covina, El Monte, Rosemead, Industry, Walnut Park, etc etc).

AMR has only kept it's 911 zone in Santa Clarita and the deserts areas (Palmdale and Lancaster and the whole north end of LA Co north of the mountains)

Or here, if your visual like me, click the link:
 

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Jim37F

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Zone 1 is AMR.
Zone 2 which is City of Monrovia, I'm honestly not sure if the city kept Schaefer or transitioned to Care with the rest....
Care is Zones 3, 4, and 5.
McCormick has Zones 6, 7, 8, and 9 (as well as City of Torrance)
AmeriCare is contracted with City of Santa Monica as well.

In Orange County besides Care, Emergency Ambulance Service runs with Brea and Yorba Linda and Placentia.

Doctors and AmeriCare and someone else might have one or two small slow areas as well within OC, but I'm largely unfamiliar in that regard.

A few fire departments hire single role EMTs as "Ambulance Operators" such as Long Beach, Downey, Culver City, Hermosa Beach....be aware that they staff BLS only ambulances while fire medics staff ALS ambulances, so for all the rigormorale of going through an FD hiring process, being paid largely the same as a private company, being treated like a perpetual rookie firefighter without getting to do any firefighting or rescue work, all to only run minor BLS transports while the Fire medics respond to anything that requires more than a bandage or splint or simple ride in....though Glendale and Huntington Beach in OC I believe do staff all their ambulances BLS and medics are in the engine which operate the same as a County Squad on calls so those AOs still "get" to transport ALS runs as well as BLS....the biggest trade off is that being an AO does give you an edge in being hired by that department....or it can sink you if you don't get along with the firefighters inside station....)
 
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DME107

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Lol. Care will start you off on an IFT car....McCormick is 90+% 911 in some very busy areas (Hawthorne, Inglewood, Compton, Carson, Lynwood, my old station in Willowbrook....) and some very nice areas (Palos Verses, Torrance and Redondo Beach, West Hollywood and Malibu are very popular stations).

Otherwise besides south east LA Co (Signal Hill, Lakewood, Norwalk, Bell, East LA, Whittier, etc) Care just took over both AMR and Schaefer's zones in the San Gabriel Valley (Pomona, Azusa, Covina, El Monte, Rosemead, Industry, Walnut Park, etc etc).

AMR has only kept it's 911 zone in Santa Clarita and the deserts areas (Palmdale and Lancaster and the whole north end of LA Co north of the mountains)

Or here, if your visual like me, click the link:
Just to clear things up. Care is starting all new hires on fire shifts if they want them. Basically forcing people to work in the new areas. So if you want to work fire right away you can. There are plenty of open fire shifts.
 

VentMonkey

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Just to clear things up. Care is starting all new hires on fire shifts if they want them. Basically forcing people to work in the new areas. So if you want to work fire right away you can. There are plenty of open fire shifts.
Culture and mentality- it never changes in Los Angeles. Working "fire shifts" means bupkiss to most EMS-driven, functionally willing, able-minded, and generally much more competent services throughout the nation, and probably planet.

It is EMS work and EMS shifts! It has NOTHING to do with firefighting. Just ask the fireMEN who are ever-so-thrilled to be there.

Clearly a pet peeve of mine:).
 

DME107

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Culture and mentality- it never changes in Los Angeles. Working "fire shifts" means bupkiss to most EMS-driven, functionally willing, able-minded, and generally much more competent services throughout the nation, and probably planet.

It is EMS work and EMS shifts! It has NOTHING to do with firefighting. Just ask the fireMEN who are ever-so-thrilled to be there.

Clearly a pet peeve of mine:).
I understand what your saying and it is correct. I have always heard them called fire shifts of fire cars. When you work with lacofd every shift is just becomes second nature
 
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