NJ and PA EMT
I will. I know the cert lasts 3 years which is nice.
The "tow" button basically tells the powertrain module that you're towing or hauling something so change the shift points so that the engine runs in a different part of its powerband so that it is putting out more HP/Torque. What's interesting is that some vehicle manuals suggest that "tow" mode should be used if the vehicle is loaded >50% of available payload. So if your payload is, say 2000 lbs and your vehicle has 1001 lbs of stuff (including you) in it, you should use "tow" mode. This isn't necessarily true in all cases, but the ambulances I used to drive did have this suggestion. Back then, "tow" mode locked out the overdrive gear. We outfitted our vehicles to default to this mode.Oh that reminds me, our box trucks have a tow option. I don’t get why. I’ll have to get a pic when I get the chance. You press a button on the steering column and it shows up on the dash.
Yes. In 2023, the advanced level psychomotor exam goes away. So, AEMT and Paramedic candidates will complete a longer, retooled cognitive exam, with skills verified by the instructor during the course.So they’re just going to do the written one? Nice.