1. J

    Looking for some advice in getting experience

    Here is some background on me: I just turned 19 and got my EMT in Alaska my senior year of high school. I just recently moved down to Everett Washington to attend Everett Community to take the fire science classes to eventually become a firefighter. When I took my Emt class I got my Alaska cert...
  2. H

    17 Questions With: A Covid-19 EMT

    I interviewed an active EMT to learn more about their experience during the height of the pandemic and to help spread their perspective with others. Thought EMTLife would enjoy https://www.harrybrodsky.com/post/17-questions-with-a-covid-19-emt
  3. A

    Stay offline

    Not sure which thread this should go in, but looking for guidance. Had a discussion with “friends” on Facebook. A stranger decided to intervene and provoke, mind you this didn’t bother me and my emotions never got ahead of my words. but as this discussion went on. It some how turned into...
  4. C


    Does anyone know about EMT reciprocity in Washington? I currently maintain both EMT and Paramedic certs elsewhere. What about challenging the Washington state EMT certification test?
  5. J

    The cup holder

    So I work a service that is primarily 911 with some transfers, what is your go to cup holder. The usual suspects always work but what if you have something that the suction canister will just bounce around. I have three but two pictures Suction canister (obvious one) Spray bottle holder (with...
  6. B

    Kapiolani Community College EMT Program

    Aloha from Honolulu Hawaii! I have an interview with KCC’s EMT program :) I am just inquiring what kind of questions the panel asks interviewees? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!
  7. E

    Should I bite the bullet and tell my county I have juvenile misdemeanor?

    Long story short, I already sent in my livescan yesterday and upon completing the SD county cert procedure it's asking if I have had any felonies or misdemeanors in the past. I have a misdemeanor from when I was 14 that lead to me getting kicked out of middle school. (Brought a knife on campus...
  8. DragonClaw

    LFW: DFW or Houston area 911 EMTB?

    Hopefully in a few months I'll have my certification in hand. I'm looking to live in the outliers Houston or DFW, willing to do some commuting. I've looked at EMTB jobs, but how do I know which ones do 911 calls? Are they all through the city directly or are they contracted out to other...
  9. B

    EMS Research Study

    Hello! My name is Becca Horton, and I'm currently a senior at Roanoke College in Virginia as well as an EMT. As part of my senior thesis, I am conducting a study concerning EMS experiences and personality attributes. This study has the potential to have far-reaching impacts on the EMS...
  10. S

    Choosing between two companies

    AMR Lancaster or Delano Ambulance Service for the BEST EMT EXPERIENCE? I am not focused on pay nor hours. But, I do want to work as many hours as I can, min. 48 hrs a week. I am focused on getting the most valuable experience I can right now that I can utilize in a future career as a Flight...
  11. charlietango

    How Do You Know?

    Hey there. I'm new to the forums so I guess welcome to me? I'm an anxious person - in my own mind and decisions that is. Since I graduated high school in 2015 I've always been obsessed with the idea of a career in the emergency service field. I've sat on the idea for a few years to see if I...
  12. K

    Is NREMT really THAT bad?

    Here's my situation. I actually used to be an EMT. I worked for about 5 years but got burnt out and left the field in 2009. So my certification expired. But back then I did well in class, passed the practicals, the state written test, and the NREMT all on the first try. But those tests were on...
  13. J

    Experience with Bone Marrow Transplant patients.....

    I'm a nationally certified EMT and I have an opportunity to work with a bone marrow transplant patient. I wanted to know if anyone here has had any experience with those types of patients? I would love to hear your input, just to get some perspective of what I may be taking on.
  14. M

    EMT Program at Ben Clark Training Center

    Anyone take the EMT course at MVC-Ben Clark Training Center? How was the final exam? Did you feel you had adequate information on what you will be tested on?
  15. X

    Maryland Recipocity

    Just moved to Maryland and I'm looking figure out where to take the skills class they talk about on MIEMSS site. I am not affiliated with a station at this time. Any help would be great appreciated. I looked on the MFRI site but couldn't find a skills course. Thanks X
  16. C

    Getting CE Hours in Minnesota for NREMT Cert

    Hey everyone, I got my NREMT for Minnesota in June of 2017 and found out I was pregnant in May of 2017. I had hyperemesis gravidarum the entire pregnancy so I didn't do anything with my NREMT as I could barely function to make it to my appointments. Anyways, here I am with a now healthy baby...
  17. thecyclist

    Paramedic in Oregon

    I finish paramedic school in May. I plan to move to Oregon when I get done because I'm single and think its beautiful there. I've been in EMS for 3 years now. I was wondering if anyone has heard of Pacific West Ambulance. It's in lincoln county by the coast. Also who does the 911 transport for...
  18. T

    Returning 1 Year

    I took my EMT Course last year at this time and passed, I also took the NREMT not long after and passed. I received my card and am certified to work as an EMT. I pushed off the job search because I had a well paying job at the time and was trying to save up to finish paying off some debts before...
  19. E

    EMT Job for a festival this weekend in Oakland California

    Hi, I run a standby medical company and we provide EMT services to festivals and athletic events. I just had a lot of EMTs cancel for this weekend. If anyone in the San Francisco Bay area is an EMT or certified first responder and would like to work this Saturday or Sunday please let me know...
  20. EpiEMS

    ALS CMEs for the EMT?

    Do any of you fine folks know if the NREMT will accept ALS CME (i.e. CME intended for AEMTs, Paramedics) for EMT recertification purposes? I wasn't able to find any guidance from them, other than what I can infer by saying I get hour-for-hour credit if I take ACLS.