Orange County and SE LA County - Paramedic Private Ambulance

pmedic1104

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I am moving to somewhere near Anaheim and was looking at company choices. I was wondering what are the highest paying companies for a medic? I am totally okay doing all IFT transports, and would be interested in companies that have critical care transports as well.
 

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As a paramedic your only option is IFT unless you join a fire department. Most if not all of the companies that have paramedics will also have Critical Care Transport, but it will be done by Nurses, not paramedics.

Care is the largest provider that has medics. Does that mean they're the best? I'm not sure.
 

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As a paramedic your only option is IFT unless you join a fire department. Most if not all of the companies that have paramedics will also have Critical Care Transport, but it will be done by Nurses, not paramedics.

Care is the largest provider that has medics. Does that mean they're the best? I'm not sure.
Lynch does have a single city contract for 911 paramedic responses in the OC area.
 

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I currently work at lynch as a medic. 911 starts July 1st which there taking very seriously actually but chances of getting on 911 side right now are slim. Currently I’m on IFT side which is actually not bad at all. 80% of our calls are skilled nursing or board and cares to ER. I say 1/2 time it’s BLS but other half are legit medical issues. This week alone I ran a stroke, TIA, hyperglycemic of 600 and symptomatic Brady in the 40’s. It’s standing orders as well so base contact is never made. We do run mutual aid as well typically with Huntington Beach when they are busy. IFT wise it really depends on day. Can be monitor transfer for insurance reasons, or a re-triage for stroke/stemi/trauma. Some medics are vent certified through an additional course and all medics are trained on pumps which are nice ( mostly just monitor though. No titration).
As for LA/OC companies I feel it’s the best but pay really depends on experience. Some places do pay well ($30 hour) but typically are just monitor transfers from what I’m told by crews.
 

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“Very seriously “ sounds weird. What I meant is there trying to make it as smooth as a start as possible and the main person taking over it is doing best to make it top notch. I’m hoping it goes good but we are getting alotttttt of hate
 

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Must be haha I thought It was just what 90% of country did 🤷🏼‍♂️
Out of curiosity how have they been preparing their medics to be ready by July 1st? How are they decided who will be assigned to those trucks? I’d imagine some of the more seasoned people haven’t done 911 in some time.
 

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Out of curiosity how have they been preparing their medics to be ready by July 1st? How are they decided who will be assigned to those trucks? I’d imagine some of the more seasoned people haven’t done 911 in some time.
pretty much the 12 people going over work 911 for AMR Previously within past year or fire agencies as well ( morongo Fire/la Habra heights/ etc) . Everyone starting has at least 3 years experience in 911 setting. They’ve been training for past few weeks on radios/scenarios/ and with the new fire department on mci and active shooter drills.
 

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I know there are some very experienced medics who work for them who have ~10 years of 911 experience each. The first few shifts may take some adjustment but they (the medics I know) will be quick to adapt.

It’s really going to be interesting to where where this ends up. If Lynch is successful in providing the ALS 911 services, I wonder how many other OC cities will bail on OCFA and instead go with a BLS fire department and ALS private ambulance model.

In my county we also had a city bail on the contracted state fire agency and create a BLS city department with private ALS ambulance. At first there was a lot of thought that it would fail but so far after 2 years I haven’t heard much about issues with it.
 

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I know there are some very experienced medics who work for them who have ~10 years of 911 experience each. The first few shifts may take some adjustment but they (the medics I know) will be quick to adapt.

It’s really going to be interesting to where where this ends up. If Lynch is successful in providing the ALS 911 services, I wonder how many other OC cities will bail on OCFA and instead go with a BLS fire department and ALS private ambulance model.

In my county we also had a city bail on the contracted state fire agency and create a BLS city department with private ALS ambulance. At first there was a lot of thought that it would fail but so far after 2 years I haven’t heard much about issues with it.
Difference with them is that AMR has always been ALS in that city. That FD is a revolving door with no retirement, garbage pay, and piss-poor leadership.
 

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Difference with them is that AMR has always been ALS in that city. That FD is a revolving door with no retirement, garbage pay, and piss-poor leadership.
That may be so but they still have no issues with staffing, no major complaints from the city or county, and are still getting new equipment (they just added a new brush unit to the department). I also haven’t heard any major complaints from the AMR side.
 

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I know there are some very experienced medics who work for them who have ~10 years of 911 experience each. The first few shifts may take some adjustment but they (the medics I know) will be quick to adapt.

It’s really going to be interesting to where where this ends up. If Lynch is successful in providing the ALS 911 services, I wonder how many other OC cities will bail on OCFA and instead go with a BLS fire department and ALS private ambulance model.

In my county we also had a city bail on the contracted state fire agency and create a BLS city department with private ALS ambulance. At first there was a lot of thought that it would fail but so far after 2 years I haven’t heard much about issues with it.
In Riverside County?
 

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Cali was a ****show before they went to their own dept. The city didnt want to pay for a medic on the engine, so they went to a non-union, BLS dept managed by a guy who ran another fire agency into the ground. Their pay is laughable, benefits not on par with any public safety agency. They wanted to keep their 2-0 staffed Cal Fire engine, the county said no, all engines needed to be 3-0 with a medic.
 
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pmedic1104

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I currently work at lynch as a medic.... Some places do pay well ($30 hour) but typically are just monitor transfers from what I’m told by crews.
How much does Lynch pay? And which are the companies that go up to $30/hr? Also which are the companies that do vents/pumps? Even if it is a nurse running things I would be interested in companies that do critical care transport as well. Really just looking for a short list of best companies when it comes to pay, not interested in 911 at the moment.
 

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