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So I get a lot of profile posts here (and I barely check this btw) asking about McCormick hiring process. I'd love to help, but it's been 6 years since I was hired (Dec '16)(Plus I was only there for 1½ year until leaving in July '17 for my current FD job) There's been tons of changes (including the company itself being bought so management side is different). I really don't have any current useful info, sorry.
Hi Jim, my name is Kyle and I just applied to McCormick Ambulance as an EMT and I was just wondering how the hiring process really is.
How is the interview? And how long (how many hours) is the 5-day orientation? Do you know on what day and time the orientation starts of the week? Thank you so much in advance!
Jim37F
Jim37F
I'm honestly not too sure. Keep in mind it's been like 6 years since I was hired by McCormick (and 4+ years since I left), and I know things have changed a lot in the interim. I know when I got hired there was a two day interview process, and then the job offer and Orientation were all within a couple weeks. I honestly do not recall the schedule, but if hired they'll tell you exactly when and where you need to be.
Jim37F
Jim37F
But like I said, in the years since I left, there's been changes, the company was actually purchased by AMR's parent so a bunch of stuff changed on the management side, plus they gained new areas (Santa Monica) and the whole pandemic has hit staffing hard, so I imagine the entire hiring process has likely changed from what I went through, so I really cannot give any useful information on what it looks like nowadays
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reallybigpp
No worries! I appreciate your help and I understand that a lot could've happened in the past years. Have a good one.
Hello everyone, I'm starting Emt class next week and I am definitely looking forward to it. This will be my career change that I need in my life. Thanks for having me, Lenny6
I know this is an old post bud, but please tell me you still have this study material for the medic test?
Currently seeking information on obtaining Hawaii Paramedic Reciprocity from either NREMT, PA or NJ Paramedic licensure. Also looking for information on the hiring process for Honolulu City and County EMS.
Hi Jim! Currently in Paramedic Class in Pennsylvania, we follow the NREMT curriculum and will have NRP at the end of the class. Approx 1200 hours of schooling. Strongly considering moving to HI to work Honolulu City/County EMS. Do you know what the process is for an out of state applicant? How hard is it to get reciprocity and do they hire mainlanders often?
Jim37F
Jim37F
Hey, sorry but I can't help you on that, I really have zero idea how any of that admin process works
HI Bob! I'm a new on the job market for an emt position in LA. I saw your post praising PRN, but it doesn't look like they've updated the job listings on their website in a very long time. Do you know any other ways to see if they have current availability? Thanks you thank you! Glenna.
Excited to finally get on a box after spending the majority of my time since school/certification sitting in a pod at a construction site or getting dispatched for ice and ibuprofen 🤘
Will be in Santa Barbara County next week. San Francisco Fire is getting ready to do large hiring. Want to distribute information.

I know where Carpenteria and Goleta AMR stations are, is there any post in Santa Barbara? absent college? I know Lompoc, and Solvang. Do you know where the other stations are?
Hello! I’m Pretty new to this site, and I have come across your responses and Trust maybe you might be the right person To speak to about some things that would extremely Knowledge me in
I have a question for you!
im going to school to become an EMT but I’m scared I won’t make it bc I do have a bad arm don’t get me wrong I can do what everyone else does but it takes me longer to achieve it my step mom thinks I won’t be able to pick up the gurney
DrParasite
DrParasite
Only one way to find out... I don't know what your abilities are or if your doctor says you can life the gurney, but that's a you decision. I will also say, if you can't handle the physical aspects of the job, then this might not be the field for you. But I would definitely make that your first question to ask the program director before you pay for the course.
Hey Tigger, I'm an EMT student in the Springs Area. If you have a minute could you DM me. I'd like your opinion on starting out in EMS

Thank you
How is school coming? you guys on this site motived me to start my perquisites last August. I have one more week to go and I'm all done. Next I have to take the TEAS here in GA and see if I can pass this to apply into an Paramedic to RN program
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Luke472
3 semesters for the Bridge Program. If accepted, I would begin in Jan. 2022 and for that semester Spring 2022 it would all be online. The Fall 2022 semester is about 2 days a week. I could finish school Spring 2023. I would have to retire in the Summer of 2022 and be ready to commit more time etc. Tough decision for me to quit a job paying 6 digits to draw retirement to go to go for my RN.
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Luke472
I am mandatory retirement in 6 years and I know I will have to continue working somewhere. Currently I am not in a dedicated EMS/Fire field.
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FiremanMike
3 semesters is amazing, my program is 5
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