What Are Your EMS Benefit Goals?

When you think of benefits of EMS employment. Do you focus on pay, vacation, sick time? Or.. do you think about things like available continuing education, the partner you are with, schedules and how busy an organization is? It’s important to think about all these elements and more when applying for a career in EMS and what is most important is actually what you are looking to get out of your employment. Take a listen as Jim and Josh talk about these elements and maybe even bring up some benefits you may not have thought of.

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Do You Have An EMS Fall Back Plan?

You love EMS right? The great schedule, high pay, low stress. But what if you couldn’t do it anymore? What would you do? Do you have any plans or ideas on how you would survive or even fill that need to help others?  Injuries, age and burnout can be factors that force you to stop working in EMS. So this week we talk about fall back plans, options and ways to extend your EMS life.


Show notes:

Thanks to Tim, Dave, and John for joining us and lending their insight.

Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic

Dave Aber from EMS Difference

Josh Knapp over at WANTYNU

John Broyles from the 1 Union 801 podcast

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Have A Heartbeat? You’re Hired

If you’ve ever applied or know someone who has for a law enforcement or fire fighter position? You may have noticed that before you are hired for these jobs, you have to pass various evaluations. Everything from psychological to fitness and competency exams. While EMS may not have the same type of job skills that police or fire do, it certainly is a demanding job with all it’s own variables. Including being in the public trust. Yet there is often very little in the way of pre employment screening, physical or competency exams given to EMS providers before employment. It seems as long as there is a “pulse” that person can get hired and have access to all the equipment, vehicles and patients their heart desires.

What what your EMS employment process? Do you feel it is adequate or not enough? Listen to the show and be sure to leave your thoughts on this below.


Show notes:

David Aber from EMS Difference

Tim Noonan Rogue Medic.

Article on EMS System Abuse discussed during the show.