Do you know when this law will go into play?The law is in the process of changing I thought I was going to be moving to nj from NYS. But didn't have to/decided not to. You still may be able to sneak in. However if your 20 minutes away from the city that means your close to rockland county too and that's where I took my emt class. Which was HIGHLY recommended by me. Going into the city I assure you anywhere from nj will be well over 40 minutes(lived with ma and pa in northern nj before working in NYS)
Ok thanks for your advice, I'll be looking more into it.I'm a little out of the loop, but last I heard, according to the NJ DOH, you could work as an NY EMT in NJ.
You cannot work as an NJ EMT in NY. In order to work in NY as an NJ EMT, you need to apply for reciprocity (which is a relatively painless procedure), whey they give you a NY card.
If you are just starting your class, finish your class in NJ (or in NYS, whichever is cheaper), and once you get your card, apply for reciprocity in NYS, and they should give you a NYS card that expires at the same time your NJ card does.
If you commuting into NYC for class, the tolls will kill you and quickly drain your bank account.
Random side note: in general, NJ EMTs tend to make more $$$ per hour, work 12 hour shifts vs 8s (although I hear the hospitals tend to run 12s, if you can get hired there), and tend to run more calls per shift than their NYC counterparts. Just saying