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CCCSD

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Promotion can be yours. Just take over and announce you’re in charge.
 

VentMonkey

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I am resurrected from death via a week of PowerPoint. Drinking from a fire hose is every bit what I remember it to be. Glad to be home.
 

Aprz

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Were you just in Colorado?
 

OklahomaFFEMT

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I am an EMT on a volunteer fire department. Thinking of transitioning to working part-time on a (paid) ambulance service. On the FD, we would get there first and begin patient care. (Our ambulance comes from the next town and is often fifteen minutes out) Any advice for me on switching from this mentality to fully caring for the PT including transport?
 

VentMonkey

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I am an EMT on a volunteer fire department. Thinking of transitioning to working part-time on a (paid) ambulance service. On the FD, we would get there first and begin patient care. (Our ambulance comes from the next town and is often fifteen minutes out) Any advice for me on switching from this mentality to fully caring for the PT including transport?
Yeah, get your paramedic license.
 

Aprz

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I am an EMT on a volunteer fire department. Thinking of transitioning to working part-time on a (paid) ambulance service. On the FD, we would get there first and begin patient care. (Our ambulance comes from the next town and is often fifteen minutes out) Any advice for me on switching from this mentality to fully caring for the PT including transport?
Are you switching to the ambulance that is 15 minutes out or another company? Will you be doing interfacility transfers, 911, or both?
 

PotatoMedic

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Discovered a new app today. What3Words. Our dispatch is starting to use it. It's really cool.
 

MrBrown

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Actual photo of level of medical assistance required by Brown for his minor man cold because he's a wimp 🤔😢😅

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OklahomaFFEMT

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Are you switching to the ambulance that is 15 minutes out or another company? Will you be doing interfacility transfers, 911, or both?
Possibly this ambulance and possibly another service. Most likely the close one because they are in our county and use the same protocols I'm used to. 911 and the rare transfer..
 

Aprz

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Possibly this ambulance and possibly another service. Most likely the close one because they are in our county and use the same protocols I'm used to. 911 and the rare transfer..
I would just show up to work with a good attitude. Try to have fun. I personally enjoy Starbucks or cafes when posting on street corners, if the ambulance companies you are looking at do that. Our job is serious, but too many people take it *too* seriously.
 

DragonClaw

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Paragod much? Any appreciation for the many rural EMTs who are working EMS on top of their "real" job?
I mean, it's not about being unappreciated by your fellow providers. It's about society not appreciating us and that forces us to move up to medic or often times move out of EMS just in order to survive. EMT is rarely sustainable long term now unless you're making sacrifices you probably shouldn't be.
 

CCCSD

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I would just show up to work with a good attitude. Try to have fun. I personally enjoy Starbucks or cafes when posting on street corners, if the ambulance companies you are looking at do that. Our job is serious, but too many people take it *too* seriously.
So you’re “working” street corners now…🤣🤣🤣
 

PotatoMedic

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CALEMT

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First water rescue of the year or should I say recovery. 5 hours on the water in 110 degree heat, I forgot how draining the sun is and I remembered that I don't have tan legs anymore...
 
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