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  1. Virgil

    Pennsylvania EMS

    There's a possibility I might be moving to PA, but I know almost nothing about their EMS system. Was curious what any PA people thought about their companies and the system as a whole. I'll be locating to the Philadelphia area, but I'm really open to anything that seems like a good opportunity.
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    Transferring to CARE/McCormick

    Is someone who works/worked at Care/McCormick willing to let me ask them a few questions about their day to day, etc? Coming from AMR Riverside, it’s a good operation with good pay( best in the region for my EMT exp level), I just am really tired of dealing with crappy management and equal...
  3. Virgil

    Regarding EMT-B schooling and it’s relation to real world medicine

    I’ve been thinking about this ever since I got hired, and I want to ask what you all think. During EMT school I learned things , and didn’t learn things, that were vastly different than what I encountered while on shift. I had to practically relearn and unlearn information during FTO. With...
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    Death of Elijah McClain

    Hello everyone, I had a question and wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention, for those who haven’t followed. Here is a snippet from the Wikipedia article that you can find here. “The three police officers who were involved in the incident, said that their body cameras were knocked off...
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    Wildland EMT/Crew EMT

    Hey guys, so I’ve started working on a Wildland Type II crew and there are a few EMT’s here but I am the only one currently working and using my skills. I really enjoy learning about austere medicine and prolonged field care. How do I prepare best to serve as a crew EMT on a fire? Is getting a...
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    Ambulance Drivers Certificate(SoCal)

    Hey guys, just a quick question. I'm taking the Ambo Drivers cert test at the DMV tomorrow; will that temporary certificate they issue me be okay to use during an interview? Specifically with AMR, I need a copy of all my certs and just want to make sure they will accept that temporary one. If...
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    DUI Driver hits 9 people in Fullerton CA, how does a bystander respond?

    This just happened 3-4 days ago. Right in the middle of Downtown Fullerton(A hotspot for bars, and in front of my personal favorite) a driver ran over 9 pedestrians after finally ending against a tree. Multiple people were pinned underneath the truck as well...
  8. Virgil

    Working while in Medic School

    I've been thinking about this for a while, in the midst of my future plans and things. Is this viable? Has anyone worked while going through their school? If so, part-time/full-time? As beneficial as it would be, I don't know how practical saving up money to survive on for 8-12 months(Plus...
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    Working at McCormick/Banking overtime

    Hey guys, it's been a while. I've finally gotten my State cert all done, and am cleared to work. So I'm primarily looking at McCormick, since I did my ride along there and loved it. It's pretty hectic, using a Thomas guide is gonna be fun. But I think jumping straight into 911 is the best...
  10. Virgil

    EMS In-Station programs with Fire

    Hey all, this is my first post. I hope this is the right spot. Anyway, I'm a student in SoCal at the moment, and I'm trying to map the job market when I done with school. I'm looking at Care and McCormick, and I heard from a friend that Care and McCormick both have in-house programs with some...