I don't want to go into too much detail about the hiring process (they're kind of secretive about it, so I don't want to throw it all out there without permission), but I will say that it is psychologically gruelling. And there is a polygraph or two. I basically felt like I was applying for the FBI.I currently work for American Ambulance in Orlando as an EMT (~ 6 months experience so far and love it), thanks for the opportunity to ask questions!
What is the testing process like for EMTs - is there a written and practical portion and/or physical abilities test and how long did the overall hiring process take? Is the schedule like fire w/ shifts every three days or do you pick your availability (full vs. part time?) for your 12 hour shifts?
You mentioned the "system status" setup - does this mean you work with a different crew of FFs every shift - does this (in your opinion) cause any tension?
Might have more questions - thanks again!