Agreed, but I still can't help but wonder how much of what they say is ad-libbed, scripted, or just the cheesiest "Reaper Racing" crews that they have.It's just like anything else. It's a TV show. Creative editing can make even the most boring call look good. Lots of jump cuts of trucks flashing lights and profile shots of strong jawed paramedics. Add in some random radio chatter, concerned bystanders, an NRB and Motorola squawks and all of a sudden even an IFT can look like an MCI
Does Alina and North Memorial do 911 as well? Is the pay structure and benefit package similar?
While as low on the totem pole as it gets for things about a place of employment, I am a bit (very) jealous they can rock the beards. Medic school was a sad sad time without one.Clearly, BEMS and NOLA are the best systems there are, hands down, bar none, coolest medicine ever.
So can Denver (EMS) General/ Health. IMHO, a much more respectable service based solely on what I have seen from a cultural standpoint.I am a bit (very) jealous they can rock the beards. Medic school was a sad sad time without one.
Denver sounds like a cool place to work. Got a friend out in CO, beautiful state. I think I could do just fine in a place like that.So can Denver (EMS) General/ Health. IMHO, a much more respectable service based solely on what I have seen from a cultural standpoint.
That's also not to say there are not solid providers at the other two services.
There's no such thing as a perfect system, but there are certainly more positives than negatives at Wilco. In terms of patient care, our medical director likes to be as close to the cutting edge as possible. We are given a large scope of care, but in return a high degree of competency is expected. We have quarterly training and every year our SOCs are updated to keep up with the latest medicine.Looks like a great system - management seems good. How do you like them?
One county South also has some ok options. City of League City EMS, Galveston County EMS, ****inson EMS are decent systems. Ft Bend County EMS is a good system too.Houston has a lot of companies to work for. Texas has a low living cost. If you have your paramedic, then you can try to work for Harris County Emergency Corps, Cypress Creek EMS (EMT-B, AMET, and Paramedic), and MCHD. All of those companies are emergency only calls.