EMT Basic Certificate

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Re: EMT Basic Certificate

Postby joshthemedic » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:31 pm

As a basic you won't be able to do a whole lot aside from work for certain contracting companies, fire departments, and transport companies. Some of them pay well but your hours will SUCK! when I started out as a baisc It was 7pm to 7am every day doing transport until I got on the fire department. Let me tell you 24 on and 48 off is the best schedule in the world (some departments do different schedules but that one is most common and easiest to keep up with)! if you want to kill 2 birds with one stone try getting on a volunteer fire department. You get lots of medical calls with patient contact, volunteering hours, a badass title, and you hang around some of the best guys in the world. One of our guys (suburban FD) just got accepted to LSU while kicking ass as a FF/paramedic.
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