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Paramedic Contracts Overseas

Discussion in 'Military/Tactical/Wilderness EMS' started by Agg04, May 8, 2017.

  1. Agg04

    Agg04 Forum Probie

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    Hey guys,

    Im new to the EMS life and waiting to hear a reply about my application to a local medic program that begins in august. Im pretty excited for it.

    But I have a couple of questions. I was in the Navy as military police for 5 years and then got out. Being in the Navy I never got the feeling that I did much for my country or really anyone else, and I applied many times to be deployed and to go on special assignments that not a lot of people wanted to go but I was denied for each one.. So when I got out I felt very unfulfilled. I have always wanted to be in public service and I'm pretty dedicated to helping people anyway that I can. After looking at medic instagrams and such I saw a lot of pictures of medics in war zones working for a particular companies but not for the military. Usually they do not have the company advertised and give very little information on how they got a gig like this. I have tried to direct message some of these accounts and never got replies back so I guess my question is have any of you worked for a private company contracted by the military or another organization to work overseas in any controversial areas? How was it? How long are the contracts usually? What are some companies I can maybe look at when I am done with medic?
    I appreciate any response guys. Thanks!
     
  2. FLIRMEDIC

    FLIRMEDIC Forum Ride Along

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    You should try the international forum as well.
     
  3. akflightmedic

    akflightmedic Forum Deputy Chief

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    1. Get your paramedic
    2. Get a couple YEARS experience of high volume 911
    3. Then come back to this forum and ask

    See ya in 3-5 years (on this topic at least).
     
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  4. EMT11KDL

    EMT11KDL Forum Asst. Chief

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    There is a handful of companies that have contracts with the US Government all over the world, but to be completely honest they won't look at you until you have closer to 5 years experience at the paramedic level including critical care and TCCC understanding.

    Also these positions do not just happen over night, it is normally 6-8 month application process at a minimum.
     
  5. SandpitMedic

    SandpitMedic Shock&Awe

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    Go do federal law enforcement.
    Live well. Retire early.


    Get into EMS and eventually you'll be looking to get out of EMS.
    Just sayin, as I'm feeling pessimistic today.
     
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  6. ExpatMedic0

    ExpatMedic0 B.S. paramedicine, NRP, CCEMT-P Premium Member

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    While there is no written rule, most of these places want at a minimum of 2 years field experience after graduation and paramedic level certification. However, I do see AEMT and EMTB spots pop up rarely. Requirements and standards vary from contract to contract, but I agree with the above comments for the most part.
     
  7. SpecialK

    SpecialK Forum Captain

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    London, and South and Western Australia recruit internationals.

    If I was in the right position I'd definitely do it for a few years. You might never leave!
     
  8. SandpitMedic

    SandpitMedic Shock&Awe

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    I've yet to see them hire Americans.
     

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