If you are an EMT, love an EMT, or know an EMT...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    This is worth a read. I came across it tonight on facebook, and immediately thought of my SO and many of my friends. It gives me mixed emotions; sad, angry, extreme pride (of him/them and all they do). Give it a read, and let me know what y'all think.

    http://www.ems1.com/ems-advocacy/articles/894089-Welcome-to-EMS/
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh man it is SOOO sad that all that is true. Same with Medical Assistants. They go to school that costs $15 grand and wind up making $9 an hour. It aint right.
     
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    No it isn't, but I want to take a minute to thank all of our BYC'ers in the service industry. Law enforcement, firefighters, EMT's, etc. Thank you for keeping us safe [​IMG]
     
  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I dont know.... That makes it out worse than it is. It can be pretty bad an I have been called all kinds of things over the years but Ive also walked in to houses with people laying dead an walked out with them talking to me. If that only happened once in my 13 years it would have been worth it. It happened about twice a year. An there are all kind of other small things that happen all the time to help make it worth it.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:MA's pay 15 grand to go to school and wind up making 9-10 an hour. It is a racket!!! Those schools are a rip off.

    ETA: I read the post in the wrong context.
     
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  7. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:MA's pay 15 grand to go to school and wind up making 9-10 an hour. It is a racket!!! Those schools are a rip off.

    ETA: I read the post in the wrong context.

    I totally agree Debi, but I think most schools are a rip. But then, that's an entirely different thread [​IMG]

    Weren't you a MA at one time? [​IMG]
     
  8. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:True, I have seen my share of code saves even in my short time in the ER. But the compensation is not near what it should be (and I think it's that way for LEO's and Firefighters also, at least around here)
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:MA's pay 15 grand to go to school and wind up making 9-10 an hour. It is a racket!!! Those schools are a rip off.

    ETA: I read the post in the wrong context.

    I totally agree Debi, but I think most schools are a rip. But then, that's an entirely different thread [​IMG]

    Weren't you a MA at one time? [​IMG]

    NOOOO I worked for a medical group. Nuff said.
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It will never pay good. They are jobs you get in to to help people. The people writing the paychecks know that makes it hard to walk away from so they don't have to pay ya anything. Most dont quit by choice, something forces them out. In all honesty though, in Georgia anyway, Cops, Firemen an EMTs dont have to pay a lot for training. All the medical stuff is usually under $500 an training to be a cop or a firemen is usually free.

    National registry first responder class cost me $60 I think. Sent people to get there EMTb an that cost $200 each. The FD an SO stuff was payed for completely by the state.
     

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