IAmA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
I enjoyed it the first time a few months ago so here is round two for those who missed it!
I am an EMT. Have been for several years. I have experience in both rural and large metro settings. I have worked on all levels of EMS including:
- Basic Life Support (2 EMTs)
- Advanced Life Support (EMT and a Paramedic)
- Critical Care Transport (2 EMTs, a nurse, and optional MD)
- Event Stand By
- Course Instruction
- Intrafacility Transfer
- 911 Response
EMTs and Paramedics are a lot more than just "Ambulance Drivers" which is actually a term that will get you dirty looks if said in the company of a trained emergency responder. Here is your chance to learn more about what we do!
Please note, that all areas, county, state and countries, all vary some in what they license their reposnders to do (medications, procedures, etc) so I may not be able to answer questions SPECIFIC to your town or area, but am happy to point you in the right direction! We also all receive standard minimum levels of training when we initially go through training.