Makes sense about picking up shifts PRN on trucks. I'm a dispatcher but didn't have to take any agility test. I am, however, in Advanced EMT school, so once I take the boards, I'll have to take the agility test as I'll need to work to keep my hours up to keep my EMT.
I'm just curious, that if you are going to hire on as a dispatcher, why would one have to have a Class D license and pass an strength & agility test.
For $20.57 an hour, I wouldn't complain, except for the union dues!
In 1980, my partner and I worked a car vs bridge embuttment. The driver, a rising high school soccer star was trapped up under the dash. It was 90+ and it started to rain and made everything steamy hot! Took about 1 1/2 hours to remove the dash from him (he was wedged up under it) and we got...
Try getting a EMS/PD/FD with long hair. THAT ain't going to happen! Granted, if you are PD VICE/NARC, yeah, you can grow the hair, but not in the field!
I was a bit of a maverick in my earlier days, grew a full beard. Where I work now, no hair beyond the collar, no moustaches below the...
We are one of the largest EMS providers in the state of Georgia with over 70 units.
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We are also one of 4 in the entire state that are CAAS! We are like one large family and the atmosphere there is awesome!
If you want to work at a company, you must abide by their rules and regulations. If you don't want to abide by their rules and regulations, you have the right to not work there. Always remember, will what you are doing help or hinder your chance at employment?
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Don't know if covered or not, but how many times have you had that "deer in headlights" look when you opened the back doors of your truck and realized, "Hmmmm, isn't there supposed to be a stretcher back here?"
The expectation is that you as an EMT/Paramedic will do what you can to protect the privacy of the patient. Also, in the hospital setting, the workers there also do what they can to protect the privacy. HIPPA.
I guess I'll be the one to say it - put it right between them!
Seriously, I've worked with a couple "breast advantaged" partners, and they usually just kept their lights clipped to their t-shirt or in their utility case on their belts.
Most unions work the same way, no matter who they represent. I was a union steward for CWA 3205 for a few years. Then we went on strike. I walked the picket line but also was able to support myself as a paramedic and worked all except 3 days out of 4 weeks. You only received strike pay IF...