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NysEms2117

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I did not really know where to post this, but i was wondering about the ranking system(if there is one) for people in the field. I know there are LT., CPT., deputy chief and chief. Are there ranks for EMT's and Paramedics in the field? Do they follow L.E ranking system, or F.D? Thanks everybody :)
 

DrParasite

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it all depends on the agency.
 

TransportJockey

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We follow neither at my county third service agency. We have attendent, team captain, sr team captain, supervisor, and then several admin positions.
 
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NysEms2117

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We follow neither at my agency. We have attendent, team captain, sr team captain, supervisor, and then several admin positions.
Do you have to have a certain title to obtain each spot? For example can you have an emt as team captain(while unlogical is it possible) or do you have to be a paramedic?


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TransportJockey

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Emts are attendants only. We run 911 primarily and it would not make sense to make anyone but a paramedic 911. All supervisors and seniors are paramedics, as are admin staff
 

WolfmanHarris

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A few years back the Ontario Paramedic Chiefs agreed on a standardized rank structure.

- Chief
- Deputy Chief
- Commander
- Superintendent
- Captain
- everybody else

Key thing is my Sup or Captain doesn't have control over individual patient care unless they'd like to take over responsibility for that pt.
 

Underoath87

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My county third service uses:
EMT
PMD
Lieutenant (PMD FTO)
Captain (district chief)
Major
And a few administrative titles above that I don't concern myself with.
 

DrParasite

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I did not really know where to post this, but i was wondering about the ranking system(if there is one) for people in the field. I know there are LT., CPT., deputy chief and chief. Are there ranks for EMT's and Paramedics in the field? Do they follow L.E ranking system, or F.D? Thanks everybody :)
fomer agency's operational rank structure:
EMT
Paramedic
Field or administrative Supervisor (can be either EMT or Paramedic)
Coordinator (oversees a division or two, 4 in the northern division, 1 in the southern)
Director
 
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NysEms2117

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Thank you :)! Has anybody ever encountered like emt1, emt2, emt3( basing 1-3 on how many years they have been with the company? Same question applies for paramedics*


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TransportJockey

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Thank you :)! Has anybody ever encountered like emt1, emt2, emt3( basing 1-3 on how many years they have been with the company? Same question applies for paramedics*


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Never seen that for emts, you have basic and intermediate, but something kinda like that for medics. A few services use p1-4, but its more for credentialing and you obtain a promo based on testing. No point of changing titles based on time with company
 

NomadicMedic

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Sussex uses Paramedic I, II and III, then Supervisor. You follow a promotion ladder to get through the ranks, starting at PI as a new hire, PII within the first year or two and PIII is expected to have a fair amount of structured education and be able to function as a supervisor. The admin is broken down by Divison Manager, Deputy Director and Director.

My current service has EMTs, Paramedics, Relief Supervisors and Shift Supervisors. The relief supe is basically the "assistant" supervsor. FTOs have no additional rank.
 

redundantbassist

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EMT/ AEMT-CC
Paramedic
Lieutenant- Field supervisor (2 available positions per station) a must have paramedic, some ics classes/hazmat ops and minimum 3 years in service
Captain- in charge of station (1 available position per station) same prereqs as Lt. but minimum 4 years in the service with 1 as a Lt
1st and 2nd Assistant Chief
Chief

BLS providers wear a blue button up shirt, ALS providers wear black and officers wear white.
 

NPO

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Yes. There is a clear ranking system:
EMT
PARAMEDIC

Lol, I kid.
No we don't "rank" but you do earn stripes every 5 years and a lapel star every 10.
 

gotbeerz001

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I think my private service goes:

EMT
Basic Paramedic
Advanced Paramedic
FTO
Asst Clinical Field Supervisor (LT)
Clinical Field Supervisor (CPT)
Ops Manager (Asst Chief)
Director of OPs (Dep Chief)

That said, I think it's kinda silly to try and find a traditional rank for these positions.



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pogoemt

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ALS by me is fire so they use that rank structure, BLS is private. BLS EMT's go by time in the job for "seniority" then there's FTO's, Shift Supervisors, and non-medical management/administration.
 

Bullets

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Provider
Provider FTO
Asst Tour Chief
Tour Chief
Department Manager (Ops, Logs, Comms)
A bunch of admin roles (Clinical Coordinators, Billing, Scheduling)
Director of Mobile Health Services
 

SpecialK

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Ambulance Officer
Shift Supervisor or Shift Manager (area dependent)
Territory Manager
District Operations Manager
Assistant Director of Operations (1 x Field Ops and 1 x Control)
Director of Operations
 

soflomedic14

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I don’t work for an ambulance company, I work for a Fire Department and for us, it’s essentially:
Fire Chief
Assistant chief
Battalion chief
Captain
Lieutenant
Driver Engineer
Firefighter/Paramedics
 
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