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DesertMedic66

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@DesertEMT66, are there a lot of companies out there? Here majority is reach, calstar (no medics though) and PHI (sort of)...eh idk what i wanna do with my life.
I'm honestly not sure. For my area we have Mercy and Reach which both staff Medic/RN. I've also seen Native Air and CareFlight (no clue on their staffing) and then California Highway Patrol which will sometimes staff a medic on their helicopter.
 

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Oh wow, an LA County private BLS IFT company still alarmed a traffic collision on the freeway...not that that part is entirely unusual, but the first in engine co on scene cancelled their own ambulance to let the private transport, almost unheard of here in LAs fire based culture
 
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My night so far... EMTLife, Mapping, Pizza & Beer.
 
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Oh wow, an LA County private BLS IFT company still alarmed a traffic collision on the freeway...not that that part is entirely unusual, but the first in engine co on scene cancelled their own ambulance to let the private transport, almost unheard of here in LAs fire based culture
I bet the BLS IFT'ers loved that!
 

DesertMedic66

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Oh wow, an LA County private BLS IFT company still alarmed a traffic collision on the freeway...not that that part is entirely unusual, but the first in engine co on scene cancelled their own ambulance to let the private transport, almost unheard of here in LAs fire based culture
I imagine a firefighter is going to be in some trouble
 

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Oh wow, an LA County private BLS IFT company still alarmed a traffic collision on the freeway...not that that part is entirely unusual, but the first in engine co on scene cancelled their own ambulance to let the private transport, almost unheard of here in LAs fire based culture

Time to buy a lotto ticket, hell is freezing over!
 
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I know I sure would have back in the day (last year) when I was a private BLS guy lol
I run on them all the time now, it's part of my job... But I would have as well when I was strictly BLS.
 

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3.46 a.m.? Yes, I am pointing to YOU 3.46 a.m.! Are you kidding me? What on earth am I doing up at such an unnatural hour? How did this become normal?
 

Carlos Danger

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so...ive really wanted to know the answer to this. but felt rude asking...do flight medics really make good money? and how much?
trying to decide if its a good option for me especially considering most ride with nurses and nurses are in charge

Just like ground EMS, it varies widely from place to place, as do the schedules. 24's are becoming less common due to safety and accreditation concerns.

IIRC, I made like $2/hr more than I did on ground.....but there were still plenty of ground medics who made more than me. It was still very mediocre money. They don't do great here in the Carolinas.

FWIW, this is exactly how I got into nursing. Saw myself working on a helicopter with a nurse who was making $10/hr more than me, even though we were doing essentially the same exact job.....
 

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So the major hospitals in Detroit were blocked by fricken riot protestors. Seriously!? People drive me nuts.

Took me forever to get a poor kid to the Childrens hospital. He ate deodorant, had a seizure, and was acidotic. No sure if any of those are related lol
 

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DesertMedic66

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So for the past couple of years we have a medic here make a movie for our Christmas work party. Last years movie was pretty amazing.

I just got a look at the first 5 minutes of this years and well we have an EMT who dresses up in full race gear, walks past a bunch of dance cars and then hops in an ambulance. He then proceedes to race an actual race car on one of our race tracks. It's actually really good
 

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I deleted it myself. You know what they say about arguing politics on the internet.

Yes but starting an augment over politics online can be interesting and entertaining, as long as you do not reengage and just watch the punches be thrown from a safe distance away :D
 

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My head hurts now, trying to figure out how to expalin CoAEMSP haha
 

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old man shot himself in the head today...he was still technically alive but not sure for how much longer.
his families thanksgiving is now ruin
 
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