Thats awesome to do it because you want to and not for the money, hats off to you! Yes the title Firemedic is misleading, you would think that means Firefighter/Paramedic but its a Firefighter/EMT. Some fire departments are different, my department requires you to be at least an EMT and Fire certified to get hired. Some shifts I will ride the rescue with a paramedic and some shifts Im on the engine, and others on the ladder truck, regardless we all go to to a fire when we get one. Other departments do fire only, and others will require you to become a Paramedic within your first 3 years on the job or else they will let you go. I always tell people interested in the job to go into some local fire departments/houses and talk to the guys/gals that work there and get a feel for what you need to accomplish in order to get hired. I hope this helps and sorry so choppy but Im at the fire house typing in between calls If you need anything I will gladly help!Yeah I know it would be a pay cut! It would only be after I can secure rental income from real estate properties, as a "do it because I want". Is a Fire Medic just an EMT that works at the Fire Dept instead of a hospital ER? The plan is to get all the certs yes not stop at basic, or at least make it to EMT-P, but originally the idea was to make it into a fire dept.
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