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Old 03-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Alright, this is a very broad question, but I just want a little bit of insight.

Recently a buddy of mine has been promoted with his company and is transferring to Texas, he's trying to get me to move with him. Now, things at my company aren't the greatest, and so I'm considering a change of pace.

Can anybody tell me which systems to stay away from in Texas, and which areas would be the most preferable. I realize I won't find a place like Oregon, but something with a forested area or mountainous region would be nice.

What is more prevalent down there? FD based? Third party? County run?

Again, I know this is very broad, but I'm trying to find a good starting point to form more questions around. Thanks all.


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Any idea what part of Texas?
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Any idea what part of Texas?
Right now, I'm thinking around Austin
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Williamson county is hiring, I think. From what I hear they're outstanding. Then I guess look into Austin/Travis county. Anything more specific will have to come from someone more familiar with the area. Good luck. I love Texas. Maybe I'll make it back some day.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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Williamson county is hiring, I think. From what I hear they're outstanding. Then I guess look into Austin/Travis county. Anything more specific will have to come from someone more familiar with the area. Good luck. I love Texas. Maybe I'll make it back some day.

Yeah, I heard about Williamson, I definitely like what I'm reading about them. I'll check out Austin-Travis as well, thank you.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:15 AM   #7
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Yeah, I heard about Williamson, I definitely like what I'm reading about them. I'll check out Austin-Travis as well, thank you.
There has been a lot of talk about both here. A search should pull up some valuable info. I've done a bit of looking into moving to Texas. Due to the fiancé's job search it looks like I may be trying to head to orlando, aka the place where there are no medic jobs...at all.

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Oklahoma is basically Texas.
Dont bother with anything in West Texas that isnt El Paso (fire based transporting, good department) / Private Contractor on Fort Bliss. Fort Stockton runs a well paid third service. Amarillo is AMR. Lubbock is UMC, a hospital-based service for Texas Tech. Wichita Falls and Arlington are AMR. Fort Worth is MedStar. San Antonio, Dallas and Houston are fire based. Lots of privates and third services around there. A few big privates out there are Acadian, ETMC, Champion, Guardian and a few others. Abilene is a private. San Angelo is fire based. Ardmore OK is a nonprofit private.
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Yeah, I heard about Williamson, I definitely like what I'm reading about them. I'll check out Austin-Travis as well, thank you.
ATCEMS would be rad but from what I understand you have to be hired as an EMT then promote from within when a Medic spot opens up since they did all their restructuring.

No offense to the EMTs on here, but I've worked too long and too hard to work as a Basic.

Still think the fast65 and Robb truck would be the dynamic duo.
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same here. im hoping EMSA goes county myself.
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