Susan, it's kind of hard for an EMT to get on any DMAT right now, but there is also a state (non-profit) team made up of many of the same people or one's who are in the federal DMAT queue. Let me know if you want into on that. Also check the CA-11 website. They're actually closer to you. -- Sam
Unfortunately what happen sucks. Its matter of how well you are liked will depend on how far the union will go. So far I haven't needed ours, but from what I see, ours isn't to bad. But there are others that are just horrible. Can you take the National regisrty over again? Not sure how your state works. Right now I am in school to become a nurse. Getting tired of bringing 350+ lb people uo and down from the 3rd floor. The new stair chairs work great going down, but bringing someone upstairs they add 50 lbs to the carry. Have a great Valentines Day. Take care.