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Old 07-26-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Volunteer Opportunities in or around Orlando Florida!


I am a newly certified EMT-B and am looking for good volunteer opportunities in or around Orlando, Florida. I would love to be on a volunteer fire department as a first responder or really anything where I am activly helping my community. If you have any ideas let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Old 07-26-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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this may sound lame but you could probably get a job at an amusement park around that area.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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You are going to have a hard time finding volunteer work in central Florida.

Lake and Sumter counties have vollies, Brevard County used to..not sure if they still do. In and around Orlando, no dice.

You could try part of Polk County or Okeechobee but you are going a long ways for nothing.

There are literally hundreds in the area and thousands int he state who are full certified FFs and Medic or EMT looking for work. Good Luck but I would search for a paid gig with one of the inter facility transport companies.
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this may sound lame but you could probably get a job at an amusement park around that area.
Not lame, but they tend to only hire paramedics since there are so many looking for work. Might as well get the higher cert for the crap wage which someone always will accept.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #5
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really that gloomy?

Is the job market really that gloomy? I currently work in a theme park and I know a lot of people are interested in the ems jobs there I really have no interest in that. I want to actually see stuff not just deal with people that are outside all day and don't drink enough water. I will look into the places you mentioned and see. I just want it for the experience. I was an emt a while ago and let my cert laps I just got it back and wanna have some place to stay sharp while I look for a job.
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Then become a firefighter and a medic to be competitive or go to Lee County or Lake-Sumter as they are the two closest places where you can still do EMS only (911). Otherwise, on the interfacility truck you go.

Well there is still rural metro in Orlando, soon to be AMRs gig I think.
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Then become a firefighter and a medic to be competitive or go to Lee County or Lake-Sumter as they are the two closest places where you can still do EMS only (911). Otherwise, on the interfacility truck you go.

Well there is still rural metro in Orlando, soon to be AMRs gig I think.
You mean volunteer EMS only? Yeah planning on going the medic route but would like to find a job doing more than transfers until I get my certification.
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No, those are all PAID jobs. WHy you so intent on working for free?
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No, those are all PAID jobs. WHy you so intent on working for free?
My post was about volunteer work so I would expect replies to be on topic. Are you saying the only place I will be able to find work is transfer services and in lake sumpter? I have seen many openings with ormc and florida hospital for basics. I am interested in working with a volunteer fire department because I came from a very rural community and I know how much the community needed those individuals was hoping to give back to a local group here.
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Thats my point...there is no local group that needs help because they don't exist.

And it is on topic as I asked why you wanted to do volunteer.

Florida also has a state law in order for you to ride on an engine, you have to have a minimum of FF I. Another way to keep the whackers out of the rigs.
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