First off, a thousand apologies for responding so late. I just became a Paramedic last Thursday. Its not that hard to get a job around here. Its just going through the motions. Apply to the neighboring jurisdictions, too.
Thanks for the post on the CBRNE Disaster thread. My closest friend is from Sydney. She's been living in NYC for 10 years now. She just came back from a 4 week holiday down under. If you're ever in NYC, give me a shout and I hope to hear more from you in the group discussions.