Current ATCEMS employee here.
Stay away from Austin EMS. We currently have the lowest morale I have ever experienced in all of my years working EMS. Our interim chief is running amock, increasing burdens on field crews by adding on call shifts every two weeks to shoulder our staffing crisis; he isn’t even a credentialed provider - never having worked in the field. We have a physician working for the OMD who is vindictive and decredentials providers to be punitive.
We have the lowest starting pay compared to other systems in the region. And it doesn’t look good for us this collective bargaining season. The list for reasons not to work for us is long. In short, your parameter for where you should work should be based on employee morale.