More murse than medic now...
Wait, what? But they still hire part-time medics. We are talking about Sierra Madre FD, right?
Granted you're right, it was years ago since I had applied, but the taste they left in my mouth then was certainly one that painted a very discretionary selection process picture with regard to their hiring tactics.
I do know (then) they were having some internal issues with their staff that was running the paramedic program, but again, have no clue what's changed since.
i always enjoy reading your responses. cuz it always seems we walked in the same shoes. i too applied, interviewed and go the same feeling, and promptly the thanks but no thanks email. lol