"When you are training, you are taught things in a linear manner - your career will not be like that. Your first six months have been marked by very serious emergencies - your next six may be lesser emergent calls. You'll find your sea legs in…"
Hi ok it’s been awhile since I’ve been here, but to my fellow rescuers I need some sense of not being in this alone. I remember my EMS instructor telling our class this. Your first call my very well determine the type of career you will have. In my case my very first call was a plane crash (lucky me). Anyways to make a longer story shorter I have experienced a lot of grief. More than normal I would think. I’ve responded to a childhood friend whom I went to college with was shot 12 times in his…See More
"Withholding adjudication is not necesarialy a conviction. Check you local laws, but generaly this is termed as a defered Judgement, and unless he fales his probation it will not become a conviction.
If your friend was convicted he can allways move…"
"I want to add to my statement....My 2 felonies are from the State of Michigan a place where your civil rights are restored either by your release from incarceration (voting rights), or 3 to 5 years upon your release has passed (gun rights). The way…"
"I'm currently enrolled in EMT school, I have 2 felonies, and I was spent sometime in prison. Also, I know a guy that just graduated from my school that's currently working as n EMT...he spent 6 years in prisons. The key is getting…"
"Felony conviction? absolutely not... I don't think there is any one EMS agency that would allow him to. If it was a misdemeanor, dependant on the crime and how long ago it occurred would be taken into consideration. I got into trouble back in…"
"I'm with you Jon, Thanx Eric! I to at the age of 18 was hanging out with the wrong person, who was stealing stuff and I was caught with a radio that ruined my life. I am now 43 so its been 25 years and I was never in trouble before and…"
"I live in CA. They were very strict when doing by background check. Esp for the companies I work for. Prior to starting EMT school, I was requested to disclose by record. It was made very clear that the County I was Cert'ing with would not let…"
"Where I went to school for my basic, the education director told a story about a guy who was convicted of murder, spent time in prison and now a full-time firefighter/paramedic, in Texas. He also said that the guy had to go through holy hell to get…"
"It all depends on the charge AND the state. Different states have different rules. If the charge can be reduced or dismissed chances are very good that most states will still certify you. But, again, all states differ in their criteria. Your best…"
"ok thank you so much for the replies. really the charge is conspiracy to commit robbery w/ deadly weapon. now he got the charges because his brother and his best friend told him that they needed his stuff to do something. they asked for his gun…"
"Eric i just wanted to thank you on your comment.i am the prime example of what youre talking about.im 31 now,have three kids,a wife,the whole thing.when was about 18,i was with some friends,that beat a guy and stabbed him.the guy almost died.i did…"
i am a native of palatka, fl. I am a good man with a big heart. my dream since i was a kid was to become a fire fighter/paramedic. my pastor of my church once told me that i had a purpose on earth. God said one day i will do great things. ever since then i wanted to help people. then i got a chance to see the great men and woman that were fire fighters and EMTs. so its a dream of mine and i hope to find people with the passion i have for the safety and service of others.