Well my hubby finally passed his EMT Basic and got his license by the state. He was definately happy with the news and started to go for applications and interviews. Heres the bummer...he was told that he would strictly do "Geritol" runs and non emergency runs. He thought he would be with the paramedics and the EMI's and get some experience thru them and the ambulance service. Well the boss at the ambulance service said the EMT basics do NOT go out on emergency runs, only the paramedics and "I" are allowed for emergency runs. Hubby has been an EMT almost twenty years ago at a rural ambulance service and all they had was Basic and I's for their services. Has alot of things changed? Why are the ambulance services required more paramedics? If it is required paramedics to be on ambulance services, then why offer the EMT Basic courses??? Are the Basic courses for policemens, fire fighters and public service folks only? He does NOT like to adminster drugs, IV's and intubation is not a problem for him. He is very weak in math and does not know alegbra or fractions very well as required of a paramedics. I think it would be too much of a challenge. Is there anything else besides a Basic EMT can do rather than the "Geritol" runs (as the ambulance folks says) What are the difference in EMT Intermediate and Paramedic courses offer and what they really do????? Thanks!