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ThatPrivate

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I start my paramedic program in January. Since I already have my EMT-B I will be finished in a year. I know most EMS agencies are run by the county. I have started doing some research about the different agencies within the state. I'm looking to work in a large city EMS or a dual firefighter/paramedic. Anyone have any experience working in North Carolina? Any recommendation for busy/semi-busy agencies?
 

Carlos Danger

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I always though New Hanover looked like good system.
 

Iambatman

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It probably all depends on where you live now, where you want to live, and how "busy " you want to be. I can answer any questions about MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS) that you might have.
 

Drwlemt

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Most of the military bases in North Carolina run Fire/medics and you get federal benefits. Its just very competitive to get hired.
 

DrParasite

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https://news.ncems.org/employment

get hired somewhere, doesn't matter where, that does 911. Bonus points if they will work with your paramedic school schedule.

the more field experience you have, the more sick patients you have seen, the better provider you will be.

If your in paramedic school now, that's a great selling point. It's easier to get hired as a basic, and then "promoted" to paramedic when you complete medic school, than to get in as a newbie paramedic. start applying now for jobs.
 

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Where are you in paramedic school? We (Mecklenburg EMS Agency, aka Medic) do our best to work around school schedules throughout orientation and then with your yearly schedule. Happy to talk with you about our agency, I'll send you a PM with my contact info.
 

Handsome Robb

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There's a great thread about NC services on here. I think it started as a Wake County thread but there's lots of good info about the other services as well.


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Where are you in paramedic school? We (Mecklenburg EMS Agency, aka Medic) do our best to work around school schedules throughout orientation and then with your yearly schedule. Happy to talk with you about our agency, I'll send you a PM with my contact info.
a couple friends of mine from ny just started working at medic911. i was thinking of looking into it, i heard there is testing involved. what would be the best route to study like what topics to focus on
 

DrParasite

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I'm looking to work in a large city EMS or a dual firefighter/paramedic. Anyone have any experience working in North Carolina? Any recommendation for busy/semi-busy agencies?
Well, large city EMS simply doesn't exist in NC, because EMS is (as was mentioned) primarily a county responsibility, so the agency is typically county wide.

There are some firefighter/paramedic departments along the coast, but I am not aware of any outside of it, primarily because fire protection is a municipal responsibility, while EMS falls upon the county.

If you want to work in a large city, check out this website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_municipalities_in_North_Carolina Pick the city you want, and apply to the county ems agency.

If you want to do dual firefighter/paramedic, I would look at northern Virginia. I know of several guys who work in the Fairfax/Arlington county area, and they are pretty happen.

Medics911's testing information can be found here: https://www.medic911.com/careers/assessment-center
 

NCmedic

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a couple friends of mine from ny just started working at medic911. i was thinking of looking into it, i heard there is testing involved. what would be the best route to study like what topics to focus on
We require FISDAP or NR(written exam, not CE recert) within the last year. FISDAP can be taken onsite the day of your assessment or remotely via Proctor U in advance (there is an upfront cost with this option, reimbursed if hired).

Physical Agility Test

Medical Interview - 2 parts - Cardiology (12-lead interpretation and treatment) and general medical pathophysiology
Standard panel interview with behavioral style questions
Trauma Scenario - Hands on with live patient. Based off of NR scoring, but require hands-ons, actual completion of most skills.

It hard to say one particular thing to study; however, fisdap.net has a study tool program that is fairly cheap and gives you several practice tests. Cardiology and pathophys seems to be what trips people up the most. We are very much a protocols are just guidelines agency and have a high expectation that our providers under the why and how behind the work they do.

Hopefully this is helpful. The website is being refreshed and we have a dedicated hiring platform that we are working on building out that will detail out more of this information in the near future. I sent you a PM with my contact information if you had any additional questions.

Thanks!
 

NCmedic

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Well, large city EMS simply doesn't exist in NC, because EMS is (as was mentioned) primarily a county responsibility, so the agency is typically county wide.

There are some firefighter/paramedic departments along the coast, but I am not aware of any outside of it, primarily because fire protection is a municipal responsibility, while EMS falls upon the county.

If you want to work in a large city, check out this website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_municipalities_in_North_Carolina Pick the city you want, and apply to the county ems agency.

If you want to do dual firefighter/paramedic, I would look at northern Virginia. I know of several guys who work in the Fairfax/Arlington county area, and they are pretty happen.

Medics911's testing information can be found here: https://www.medic911.com/careers/assessment-center
Well......Charlotte does take up most of Mecklenburg county except in the North End and its still a government agency :)
 

ParamedicGirl221

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We require FISDAP or NR(written exam, not CE recert) within the last year. FISDAP can be taken onsite the day of your assessment or remotely via Proctor U in advance (there is an upfront cost with this option, reimbursed if hired).

Physical Agility Test

Medical Interview - 2 parts - Cardiology (12-lead interpretation and treatment) and general medical pathophysiology
Standard panel interview with behavioral style questions
Trauma Scenario - Hands on with live patient. Based off of NR scoring, but require hands-ons, actual completion of most skills.

It hard to say one particular thing to study; however, fisdap.net has a study tool program that is fairly cheap and gives you several practice tests. Cardiology and pathophys seems to be what trips people up the most. We are very much a protocols are just guidelines agency and have a high expectation that our providers under the why and how behind the work they do.

Hopefully this is helpful. The website is being refreshed and we have a dedicated hiring platform that we are working on building out that will detail out more of this information in the near future. I sent you a PM with my contact information if you had any additional questions.

Thanks!
thank you so much. yes i just saw that you sent me a PM with your contact info. thanks again
 
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ThatPrivate

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I will be going to Bladen Community College in January for their continuing education in Paramedic then I plan on bridging to an associate degree once I get complete and get a job. I will be living in Sampson County while in school so working for Wake or Durham as a Basic won't be a stretch, its mostly getting a job with no EMS experience. I have hospital experience but no EMS experience.
 

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We require FISDAP or NR(written exam, not CE recert) within the last year. FISDAP can be taken onsite the day of your assessment or remotely via Proctor U in advance (there is an upfront cost with this option, reimbursed if hired).

Physical Agility Test

Medical Interview - 2 parts - Cardiology (12-lead interpretation and treatment) and general medical pathophysiology
Standard panel interview with behavioral style questions
Trauma Scenario - Hands on with live patient. Based off of NR scoring, but require hands-ons, actual completion of most skills.

It hard to say one particular thing to study; however, fisdap.net has a study tool program that is fairly cheap and gives you several practice tests. Cardiology and pathophys seems to be what trips people up the most. We are very much a protocols are just guidelines agency and have a high expectation that our providers under the why and how behind the work they do.

Hopefully this is helpful. The website is being refreshed and we have a dedicated hiring platform that we are working on building out that will detail out more of this information in the near future. I sent you a PM with my contact information if you had any additional questions.

Thanks!
Can't figure out how to PM you on this website, but I too am interested in applying to Medic. Mind shooting me a PM?
 

DrParasite

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I will be living in Sampson County while in school so working for Wake or Durham as a Basic won't be a stretch, its mostly getting a job with no EMS experience. I have hospital experience but no EMS experience.
oddly enough, it's relatively easy to get hired but wake and durham (and orange, just to name another one I know) with no experience. they take all the applicants, written test everyone who meets the requirements, give them a physical/agility exam, and an oral exam (usually the same day or over a two day period). As long as you do well in all the sections, they will hire you, regardless of your experience level. Then they put you through their academy, so you can learn "their" way of doing things.

best advice: apply everywhere (especially i they have online applications), go to their tests, review all your basic EMT stuff, and get hired. many will even hire the best scoring people (or everyone they hire) as full time, right from the start.

You can also apply to the contracted agencies, which provide EMS response to the county 911 system, but are typically not government employees.
 

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