Fire Department Based EMS


Fire Department Based EMS

The group for fire department based EMS providers of all shapes, sizes and affiliations

Members: 148
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2015

Welcome to Fire Department Based EMS

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EMS Discussion Forum

Thoughts on this year's EMS Today 1 Reply

Last reply by Setla Film Productions Mar 8, 2011.

QA/QI Process

Started by Kristin Burke Feb 7, 2011.

Patient Refusals 1 Reply

Last reply by Kenneth Haught Aug 13, 2010.

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Comment by Erich M. Weldon on August 23, 2011 at 12:35am

Hi all! There is a new association in California representing EMS professionals. Even if you are not an EMD, EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic in California, please "Like" this page to support us!  CAAEMT Facebook Page


The mission of the California Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is to serve the prehospital EMS care providers of California by presenting networking opportunities, offer continuing education, work with CAAEMT partners to give discounts on services and products, and represent its membership during discussions that will readily affect their practice and protocols. 


Spread the word by re-posting on JEMS and Facebook!  


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Comment by Chris Azevedo on March 8, 2011 at 12:29pm
So, the EMS Today conference this year (2011) has come and gone. Major points put out by Dr. Meyers in the Keynote speech, as well as a few very resounding themes common thread in many presentations.  These themes directly affect fire service EMS. Any thoughts out there?
Comment by Josh Finke on July 25, 2010 at 1:18pm
The servies in my area that operate at the paramedic level offer a 3-6 percent pay increse for medics, that usually tends to motivate a bit.
Comment by Douglas on July 18, 2010 at 5:12pm
I am a certified Emt/firefighter in NJ.I am looking for a 911 ems job preferably a small town .I have been certified for 20 years .
Comment by Brian Oftedal on July 17, 2010 at 9:13pm
Hey everyone.....My name is Brian Oftedal. I'm a Full time Lieutenant/Paramedic with the Oakland Fire Department (Ca) and a part time Paramedic with American Medical Response (Alameda County). I have been a Paramedic since 1998 and I am currently working on an ALS Engine Company.
I agree with Ted (Setla Film Productions). I believe that sharing information (in this field) is extremely important. Any way that you can share ideas, "close calls" and experiences is great.
Comment by Brent Garrett on January 27, 2010 at 11:52am
Firefighter in New Braunfels, TX. Department sending me to paramedic school at UT. Finish in May...halfway done! Looking forward to getting back on shift and working on the box.
Comment by Setla Film Productions on December 23, 2009 at 2:44am
I am joining this group to let others understand why the sharing of information via social media is so important.
Comment by Scott C. Holliday on August 5, 2009 at 11:22am
I am retired FDNY EMS and would like to join this group and discuss EMS in the fire service. I have an EMS and fire service background.
Comment by Eric Hamlett on June 28, 2009 at 8:17pm
Hi Im a firefighter- Emt. Just wanted to say hi from Alpena Ar.station # 1.
Comment by Duncan Hitchcock on February 4, 2009 at 8:02am
I guess it's time to rattle some cages.

While the title of this group is Fire Dept based EMS, I propose that this is an antiquated title for the actual state of our module for providing this vital public service. When one stops and looks at the volume and types of calls in the agencies that provide both fire suppression and EMS it becomes obvious that we have become an EMS based Fire Service.

I understand that this is a position that will pull some scabs off some old sores, but it should be recognized that Fire Departments can not survive in the economic trends that have been evolving for over five years without providing EMS at some level.

Review the budgetary trends and emphasis of the mission of your departments over the past five-plus years. It is EMS related functions that have become our primary emphasis.

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