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  1. Rubicon Bob

    Impressive Foul-Up

    Try this......
  2. Rubicon Bob


    I will defer to you then, as you were "there" at that time, and I came in just after. Thank you for the history, that I was unaware of. Always good to learn something new.
  3. Rubicon Bob


    I believe you are incorrect, as I believe the BCCTPC was started in 2000, specifically for the FP-C, by NFPA (but separate). I took the CCEMTP class in 2002, and in 2003 I attended a FP-C "prep course" (for the Con-Ed toward my CCEMT-P) and trust me, the vast majority of the people there taking...
  4. Rubicon Bob


    Googled a little, and yes, it was BCCTPC.
  5. Rubicon Bob


    I want to say BCCTPC?
  6. Rubicon Bob

    Old school Military 1st Aid training

    I enjoyed watching that. Just a thought, as I have no BA in History and am but a simple Paramedic who is a history buff. WW I was a LONG time before 1938, at least when I learned history (I do realize that in the last few years many have been rewriting history, anatomy, etc., so I guess that...
  7. Rubicon Bob

    What was your first 911 call?

    1979 was my first and I have no idea what it was. Too many years and too many calls since. I wish I did remember it.
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    Medic no more...

    I am very sorry to hear that. It's one thing when it happens by our choice............. I'm glad to hear that you have your RN to "fall back" on. Best of luck to you.
  9. Rubicon Bob

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

    Merry Christmas!
  10. Rubicon Bob

    NAEMT's Amazon Business account?

    I have used it since 2020 (I believe, when they started it?) and it was very helpful. It let me purchase some things (masks, etc) that weren't available to "regular" Amazon members. I had never used Amazon before this. A very nice "perk" from NAEMT.
  11. Rubicon Bob

    EMT with panic disorder?

    The question I'd have to ask myself is......... Would you want someone treating you, or a loved one/family member, that is having a panic attack? EMS is not for everyone.
  12. Rubicon Bob

    Who has the best retirement benefits?

    I believe that you will see many more Municipal agencies going to 401K/etc, in place of Defined Pension Benefits, as they (Defined Pension Benefits) are not sustainable in the long term.
  13. Rubicon Bob

    Totally disabled and abandoned transport.

    Very true! You can never go wrong by doing what's right for your patient. I read the OP and the first thing that came to my mind was whoever wanted to leave that patient, has NO business being in EMS. If they are paid personnel, the situation needs to be reported to their supervisor...
  14. Rubicon Bob

    Field Training Program

    If you do not have a copy, might I suggest the book Field Training Officer: Tips and Techniques for FTOs, Preceptors, and Mentors by Barry Eberly and Bruce Nepon which might be a helpful resource for you in your search. I wish you luck.
  15. Rubicon Bob

    Should i keep my EMT license?

    Only you can make that decision. I would say that since you took the time and effort to sign up here to ask, that you must really want to keep it. Good luck to you, whatever you decide.
  16. Rubicon Bob

    $10mil off PPE left to rot

    I agree with most of what you said, however, it was/is still the responsibility of whatever government agency was/is in charge of it, and they failed miserably.
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    $10mil off PPE left to rot

    Tax dollars at work Once again showing the efficiency of Government
  18. Rubicon Bob

    Annoying partner

    Every situation has 3 sides - Your side, his side, the truth. From what you wrote I get the idea that you don't like to do work, while he is willing to do work. The way you describe him tells me a whole lot more about you. I've worked with partners like you before, I don't miss any of them.
  19. Rubicon Bob

    CCP-C vs FP-C

    Sorry if I offended you in some way, by presenting the correct information. People may look here for information and I would think "we" could want the correct information to be presented.
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    CCP-C vs FP-C

    I'm not sure what makes you think the CCP-C test ever required a "training course" before taking it, but you are incorrect. I believe you might be confusing CCP-C with the CCEMTP course (they are not the same). I took the UMBC CCEMTP course in 2002 and have maintained my CCEMT-P, for whatever...