Hiring Process for CARE ambulance in LA county

cali12

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Hi everyone,

I know CARE just started the new 911 contract in LA County so they must have hired quite a bit of people.

From the time you applied, what was the time you applied and got an email for an interview, how long did it take to get hired to starting orientation? (EMT)
 

gonefishing

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Hi everyone,

I know CARE just started the new 911 contract in LA County so they must have hired quite a bit of people.

From the time you applied, what was the time you applied and got an email for an interview, how long did it take to get hired to starting orientation? (EMT)
Theirs a cool little tool we got called a search engine. If you type in Care, you'll see all the post on care. Somebody just started a conversation about it not long ago. It works just like any other search engine. Yea care is hiring like mad, give it a few weeks. Enjoy.

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cali12

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Theirs a cool little tool we got called a search engine. If you type in Care, you'll see all the post on care. Somebody just started a conversation about it not long ago. It works just like any other search engine. Yea care is hiring like mad, give it a few weeks. Enjoy.

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And you don't think I have used this cool little tool? Yes I have, but I have a specific question. Thanks for the help.
 

gonefishing

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And you don't think I have used this cool little tool? Yes I have, but I have a specific question. Thanks for the help.
Should take a few weeks to hear back. Any other questions you have I gurantee are in every other care post with the answers. Good luck.

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I have a specific question.
Right, but instead of creating yet the umpteenth thread about this place inside of two weeks just ask it inside of one of the many already existing threads. It's hardly a specific enough question to justify another mind-bottling CARE thread.

It's pertinent to CARE in general, and will most likely yield a quicker, and more engaged response by the "CARE bears" than what--in my opinion--should be an "autoreply" by now: use the search bar.
 
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cali12

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Right, but instead of creating yet the umpteenth thread about this place inside of two weeks just ask it inside of one of the many already existing threads. It's hardly a specific enough question to justify another mind-bottling CARE thread.

It's pertinent to CARE in general, and will most likely yield a quicker, and more engaged response by the "CARE bears" than what--in my opinion--should be an "autoreply" by now: use the search bar.
I really have no clue why you even bother to come to this thread and write a long response. If it bothers you sooooo much then move on to the next. This is a site for helping people and getting information out for people that have HAD PERSONAL EXPERIENCES THEMSELVES about the company I'm asking about. It doesn't harm you in anyway if I'm posting this "redundant" thread. Like I said, if you don't have a personal experience with care, then move on. You're wasting this thread like I've seen many that I've used the "search bar" for. It's pointless, it's helping absolutely no one and I'm tired of reading "use the search bar" on every post about CARE.
 

gonefishing

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I really have no clue why you even bother to come to this thread and write a long response. If it bothers you sooooo much then move on to the next. This is a site for helping people and getting information out for people that have HAD PERSONAL EXPERIENCES THEMSELVES about the company I'm asking about. It doesn't harm you in anyway if I'm posting this "redundant" thread. Like I said, if you don't have a personal experience with care, then move on. You're wasting this thread like I've seen many that I've used the "search bar" for. It's pointless, it's helping absolutely no one and I'm tired of reading "use the search bar" on every post about CARE.
He's actually trying to be helpful in condensing down threads that are full of repeat info and he simply stated that you could ask any of your questions in the already dozen of threads on here involving CARE. Ventmonkey goes back wayyyyy before Care ambulance was a big fad in LA county ems as well as myself. He's trying to be helpfull just as much as I was. As for CARE, Pay is slightly above minimum wage, you'll be on an ift truck for a period of time but will run some "911" calls. Their are 12 and 24 hour shifts. They do offer insurance and a 401k plan. They do provide your uniforms. I'm an outsider with 11 years in this field. Was never employd by care but know plenty who have been. I've seen so many of the same questions like yours, I can site them verbatim.

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Thing is, @gonefishing hit the nail on the head. I started in 2002 when AMR had the whole kit and kaboodle in that particular EOA. I had seen it go from AMR to CARE overnight (sound familiar?)

When CARE sucked up this rather large area--and just to be clear, this is was what literally got their foot in the LA County door--they went through the same growing pains, probably more. They in-housed a multitude of OC folks with AMR-turned-CARE folks (these guys and gals were overnight employees with jobs in hand because of such leverage) to help them get familiar with a county this company largely had zero experience with. This is probably how and why the AMR Irwindale and Schaefer folks thought they would have jobs immediately. They had in many years past going back far enough into even the Goodhew, Adams, and Crippen Ambulance days.

If Sergio Montoya still works there ask him yourself about his company being taken over by AMR and how they drove AMR ambulances in their company uniforms until it was all sorted out.

All of these ex-AMR employees were co-workers at my division (many still work for CARE) who knew they would not, or could not ever leave Los Angeles County. They hounded many of us to switch over because life was "better". I can distinctly remember an AMR-supervisor-turned-CARE-supervisor overnight hanging out at the entrance to our station to try and recruit us; they would eventually be escorted off of the property, lol.

My partner and a couple other good buddies and I stuck it out til the end of our division, then we all went our separate ways. I eventually applied for CARE after turning down another AMR division transfer. When I did my interview and test it was halfway like being interviewed by your long-time colleagues and a few other administrators they had working there at the time. It was standard stuff: a written test, skills station, etc. nothing really dazzling or different than any other private EMS company on the planet.

So yeah, I have just a smidge of experience with the company and it's history within this county you are inquiring about. Also, some friendly advice @Abbey- if you're flying off of the handle this easily over some post by a total stranger you hardly even know, you have a long road ahead of you. This industry is incredibly small in all sorts of ways.

-VM
 
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I really have no clue why you even bother to come to this thread and write a long response. If it bothers you sooooo much then move on to the next. This is a site for helping people and getting information out for people that have HAD PERSONAL EXPERIENCES THEMSELVES about the company I'm asking about. It doesn't harm you in anyway if I'm posting this "redundant" thread. Like I said, if you don't have a personal experience with care, then move on. You're wasting this thread like I've seen many that I've used the "search bar" for. It's pointless, it's helping absolutely no one and I'm tired of reading "use the search bar" on every post about CARE.
Some people are tired of spoon feeding repetitive answers to the never ending stream of people unwilling to put any work into their own research. Beyond the shadows of a doubt I can say you'll be in the same camp in the time it takes you to rack up a few hundred posts here, if you're still around.
 

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Some people are tired of spoon feeding repetitive answers to the never ending stream of people unwilling to put any work into their own research.
Please realize that coming to a community like ours and asking questions is doing research. There will always be repetitive questions. It's the nature of forums. You can simply answer the question or be helpful and link to the post where the answer can be found.
 

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