1. Kavsuvb

    Westport EMS sees influx in calls, decrease in volunteers

    Here's the problem I see, Inflation and recession is making it harder for people to justify volunteering. Look at the price of Gas these days to respond from home and even responding to the station. I think the best solution is to allow High school Juniors and Seniors to go on calls. Even allow...
  2. Chris EMT J

    Unusual presentation

    Hey so had this call that was really a unusual presentation so I am going to give some important information to the case and have some information private for patient confidentiality. Teenage male CC of jittery feeling Visual cues: Tripod position Obviously involuntary shaking of legs and...
  3. T

    Anybody have info on NYU EMS?

    am looking to get hired with them, can't find much information on google.
  4. Kavsuvb

    EMS Deserts in Connecticut

    Is there such thing as EMS Desert? I saw this article on NBC Connecticut. https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/investigations/ems-deserts-multiple-factors-upping-arrival-times-in-conn/2843455/ https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/investigations/state-reports-show-ems-response-times-double/2725941/
  5. J

    Advice: 911 (Non-Transport) to IFT and Back to 911 (Transport)

    Hey Y'all. Any advice for someone going back to a 911 agency after a stint in IFT?? The story goes that I got my start at a small agency that was essentially an EMT Assessment Unit (yes, we exist), and worked there for a year and a half before moving across the country and working at an IFT...
  6. O

    First EMT job in IFT

    Hi everyone. I just got my first job as an EMT with a private ambulance company. It is IFT and I know a decent amount of information regarding the position but was hoping for some advice. I know that a lot of things depend on the specific company, but if anyone has any tips for a new EMT, they...
  7. shylieen78


    I have a small situation hoping someone can clarify for me. I am currently in EMT classes and almost finished, I take my exam on 11/30/21. My plan is to join the FDNY EMS team so I know that the DCAS exam is now open from 11/03/21-11/26/21 I believe. So I took the DCAS exam for EMT Trainee...
  8. xoayn

    Annoying partner

    I seriously cannot tolerate my partner sometimes. We run IFT and he is literally a rookie rescue not sure if that’s the word but he literally will rush through every call and let dispatch run us to the ground. He’s those self righteous Christians and he likes to pretend he’s innocent and holy...
  9. O

    Training Coordinator

    Hello Everyone, The company I work for is a small IFT company that recently started to do some backup 911 calls for the local 911 system, so my question is, besides the common things like VS and report taking how can I better prepare the EMTs to run 911, We have a drivers training program and...
  10. KetamineBolus

    The Tale of the Zip-Tie and the Purple Shaft

    Once upon a time, in the wonderful white-trash park of mobile homes, was a patient of which I could only assume was autistic. (No reported history. I’m autistic myself, so don’t get offended.) We has received a message of a teen boi who had fallen ****-first into a zip tie in the day’s early. I...
  11. FirstResponder


    You had to see this one coming... What are your thoughts on these two new TV shows that have come out recently? It was a matter of time before the Fire & EMS side of things showed their faces in the day-to-day operations of the pre-hospital/ 911 system life. "Cops" has been on TV forever now...
  12. AlexTheChamberlain

    Ellis County TX EMS

    So I recently called these guy's ops to try and find out some information, and not going to lie, it was like pulling teeth. Only thing I found out is that Ellis county does some IFT and 911, and neighboring Johnson county does only 911. As far as protocols and pay goes, I got the generic "you'll...
  13. AlexTheChamberlain

    AMR Amarillo or Collin County?

    Anyone know anything about either of these operations? Just curious about pay, reputation, IFT to 911 ratio, and how the fire dynamic is for them (like ALS or BLS, and fire takes pt lead or EMS takes lead). I already talked to Hunt county AMR which sounded nice, but the conversation didn’t go...
  14. AlexTheChamberlain

    Does Kern County Still Have Good Protocols?

    So, I’ve just been looking over the protocols for Kern, and was curious about the “Paramedic Level I” and “Paramedic Level II” section. I was just wondering about these two because a lot of people who used to work in Kern, and now work somewhere else, say it used to be great, and you’d pretty...
  15. RescueDog


    Hi guys, Hopefully I'm posting in an okay location. I haven't posted in a while. But, I recently became EMS "President" (Captain equivalent) in my department. We're a combination EMS/Fire Department and I was looking for places to find/apply for grants for things like Simman or a power-lift...
  16. Kavsuvb

    EMS Salary question

    What state has the Highest PAID EMT and Highest PAID Paramedic in this country. Also what's the top 5 and top 10 states to be an EMT and a Paramedic.
  17. AlexTheChamberlain

    Transporting Your Attacker, and Your Right to Refuse

    So a few coworkers of mine have been attacked by a small group of frequent flyers, who usually have no valid medical complaint, and are just looking for a ride, or sometimes they point blank say "I was just bored" when they get to the hospital. Just recently, a good friend of mine and former...
  18. D

    Training opportunities with CEU's

    Awareness protective Consultants from NJ travels nationwide to train EMS and Fire for several courses such as: Situational Awareness Integrated Active Shooter for First Responders Both are able to obtain Continuing education for the training and both are 4 hour training increments. Please...
  19. Kavsuvb

    Question on EMS college degree vs Paramedic certification

    I have a question for ya, I am wondering or college degree in EMS better than getting a paramedic certification. What are the pros and cons to a EMS college Degree vs a paramedic certification. What is the pay difference between a college degree paramedic and a paramedic with a certification. I...
  20. K

    New EMT and Pregnant?

    It looks as if I am likely pregnant (blatantly positive home test but no blood test yet). My husband and I were 100% preventing, careful and consistent, and absolutely did NOT want this right now. This was seriously a 1 in 100 chance. However, I don’t believe in abortion and so am going through...