"It is people like you who prevent good people who just happened to do something stupid from coming back from it".
Not so much, what you need to do (and I think it is spelled out here) is "Prove it"......From one Vet…"
"I actually got the DUI before I got certified as an EMT. I am trying to put my life back together and make a difference. It is people like you who prevent good people who just happened to do something stupid have a hard time coming back from it.…"
"you got EMT-B cert in 14 days? I pray to god you never are put on an ambulance and faced with having to save someones life. I took the course in New York State, NYC to be exact, paid 800$. I dont know how SC or anywhere else is but here there are…"
"I think you hit the right note here Carol and though harsh it must be this way and I will tell you why.
In my pocket I have a key to my local volunteer ambulance garage, with it I also have access to the drug cabinets of both of our units. I know…"
"I paid about 800 for my class over all in Kansas City. then we had to Pay 100 for state practicals and 70 for national Registry. pretty expensive! the medic program here in KC is anywhere from 2500 to 4000 after its all said and done"
"nope. When I did my clinical hours at the hospital, I asked about this and the ER tech that was showing us around said he only has EMT-B license. He did have 10 years of experience but he reassured is that ER tech's only need EMT-B license"
"my EMT-B class cost 500$ and I am eligible to take the national test. The St Louis fire academy charges 3,000$ for the EMT-B training WITHOUT it reaching National standards so if someone takes that course, they would still have to take the class I…"
"there are several postitions in Hospitals that require EMT Basic, but I find in private industry and even city jobs that also require EMT for parks and rec, Fire, PD, and even Forestry. That is in CA I can not say for other states"
Wow do I ever understand! I have taken not only EMT-B but EMT-I as well. (I think it is actually just EMT and EMT-A in Kansas now.) And I absolutely cannot get a job with either of these certificates. Why? Because I had a misdemeanor drug…"
"I just completed the EMT-B class here in Pennsylvania on July 12th & it costs me $220.00. Inflation....
Above comments are correct though. I is very hard to get a full time job in this field. I started on a per diem basis and am only working 3…"
"Unfortunately, DUI's are frowned upon no matter where you will go. As everyone else has stated, It's pretty much a waiting game until the DUI gets a little bit more in your past. I would definitely check into going ahead and getting your…"
"I paid $400 just for my tuition at Ft. Hood to take my EMT-B class, then $125 for the book, and $50 for uniforms. Then the cost for State certs. and the cost of the NREMT test. It all depends on the area your in. Tampa, where I am right now, its…"
"Most EMS agencies won't hire you with a DUI that recent. I know in WA state, theye do a 3 year driving record, and 7 years for a any DUI, DWI, and other BIG driving infractions. Find out from your agencies how long you will need to wait...And…"
I Spent 5 yrs in the United States Marine Corps and am originally from Honea Path, SC. I have felt for the longest time that I am not making a difference and decided to get into EMS to change that. I really want to make a difference in people's lives and do something worthwhile. I do realize life in EMS may not be easy at times, but at least I'll have the chance to save lives.
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