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    New York State EMT Written Exam

    If you pass a course final exam, you should do well on the NYS test. Class exams are designed to prepare you and tend to be more difficult than the state. Always be ready for wonky state question wording though.
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    My county has this arrangement as part of the system. Police Dept runs a medic service. Single medic in ambulance, met on scene by PD who is usually dispatched to aided anyway. Cop drives the bus to the hospital. Of course, it's only one part of the disjointed system which also includes 70+...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Well, after some time contemplating a move entirely out of state, I ended up being re-offered the EHS job I was offered last year right before covid and had more or less entirely written off. I had interviewed and accepted a conditional offer, submitted background check authorization, and then...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Exploring a move to North Carolina (as seen elsewhere on the forums)... I must say that in general I am pleasantly surprised by the speed of government down there. I applied in late December for an Assistant Fire Marshal job... already have a video interview scheduled in 2 weeks with a possible...
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    Commuter car recommendations, details enclosed

    Toyota tends to last a long time. Camry should accommodate your frame.
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    COVID-19 precautions may make other germs more effective

    How much money have we spent in the last year telling people to WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS?!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Speaking of sleep studies, anyone have experience with Ognomy? It sets up a telehealth consult, they'll mail you some diagnostic equipment, make prescription from there if you need CPAP.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I miss having a rowing machine, had a Stamina one. Good workout but loud and space-consuming and did get boring without something to watch or listen to
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    EMTs and Paramedics: What would you change?

    Pick our identity: Healthcare or Super Fast Taxi
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Good OT= hey you're 5th due and we know you just finished a 24 so we will let you sleep unless it hits the fan Bad OT
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Make sure you share the perks of that wing job to make sure you only get the GOOD overtime.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    .... meaning shorts I hope.
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    Cops and former cops: do you like EMS better?

    There's a reason 80,000 people sign up every 5 years or so to take a test so they can collect garbage
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    Cops and former cops: do you like EMS better?

    Better way to ask may be: if pay/benefits/schedule were the same, which would you choose? NYC for example. Police, Fire, EMS are all city jobs. EMS is paid absolute garbage and run around like crazy. People use it as a place holder job until getting hired by another city agency, hospital, or...
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    Why do we love the stretcher in the United States?

    I'm going to take a wild guess that at some point in the past, lawyers got involved, and from that point the stretcher was pushed to prevent patients from walking.