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Forum: General EMS Discussion 09-03-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,178
Posted By Adam82
You won't get hired into any central island...

You won't get hired into any central island station right off the bat as a fresh hire. But don't fret. What most people do is they get hired at one of the island stations. Denman Island is a popular ...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 09-03-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By Adam82
So how'd you make out

So how'd you make out
Forum: Hiring 07-02-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,842
Posted By Adam82
Rough times

Rough times
Forum: Hiring 05-25-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,219
Posted By Adam82
Yeah the volunteers who got hired LOL

Yeah the volunteers who got hired LOL
Forum: General EMS Discussion 04-27-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Adam82
Correct. Very hard to get hired full-time, but...

Correct. Very hard to get hired full-time, but not impossible.



Totally different careers. I mean, totally different. There is zero autonomy as a practical nurse.



Yeah it's hard. The failure...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 04-27-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By Adam82
I don't know who told you 33 push-ups but 90% of...

I don't know who told you 33 push-ups but 90% of the work force couldn't do 33 push ups. I've never been able to do 33 push-ups in my life, or not since I was 10.

Read this:...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 02-25-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By Adam82
April 1, 2016 PCP = $69,207.56...

April 1, 2016

PCP = $69,207.56 ($31.58/hour)
ACP/ITT = $83,802.96 ($38.24/hour)
CCP = $96,732.81 ($44.14/hour)

Add in another several thousand dollars for stat holiday pay and end-of-shift OT, and...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 02-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By Adam82
Just wondering what makes you think you have a...

Just wondering what makes you think you have a long way to go before being hired from BCAS? Last I checked, they will basically take any EMR with a pulse. They will happily hire you now.



There are...
Forum: Hiring 01-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 31,876
Posted By Adam82
Sorry that was a typo... they really only wanted...

Sorry that was a typo... they really only wanted PCP's.
Forum: Paramedics 01-18-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By Adam82
Try checking http://www.paramedicrefresher.com I...

Try checking http://www.paramedicrefresher.com

I heard a lot of people using them. They are certified same as an in-class instructor, it's a full refresher course worth 48 hours. If you need 72 then...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 01-08-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By Adam82
The people telling you there's not many jobs out...

The people telling you there's not many jobs out there are correct. Oil has plunged. Unemployment has doubled. Even experienced oil rig EMT's are having trouble finding work. I would stay far, far...
Forum: Paramedics 11-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By Adam82
Hi there. I'm more than happy to answer your q's...

Hi there. I'm more than happy to answer your q's as best I can.

1) Absolutely. I've never seen any type of discrimination against hiring. There's tons of 19 and 20 year olds being hired. In fact,...
Forum: General EMS Discussion 11-08-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By Adam82
hey there, Again this is a super hypothetical...

hey there,

Again this is a super hypothetical situation. Who called 911? How did you end up there on the scene? Out here, ambulances don't do "wellness checks", police do them. So let's say someone...
Forum: Hiring 11-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,169
Posted By Adam82
Vancouver Island is "clicky" always has been. If...

Vancouver Island is "clicky" always has been. If you didn't grow up on the island then don't bother applying unless you feel like wasting your money. They want "island boys" (and girls). The island...
Forum: Hiring 11-04-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 31,876
Posted By Adam82
lol...........

lol...........
Forum: General EMS Discussion 11-02-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By Adam82
Interesting and slightly odd question. I'll bite!...

Interesting and slightly odd question. I'll bite! I would say "NO", but there's two different "NO" answers:

#1) No, I wouldn't read it because I would check for signs of life/vitals and then get the...
Forum: Hiring 11-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 31,876
Posted By Adam82
Even if Winnipeg Fire does take some EMR...

Even if Winnipeg Fire does take some EMR applicants, it will be highly competitive. If you plan to join the WPFS and you only have your EMR, then I hope you have an Olympic Gold Medal to go with it...
Forum: Paramedics 10-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Don't be mad because I proved you were wrong....

Don't be mad because I proved you were wrong. You're the one who stopped in here to try and flex your muscles. Who cares if you're licensed in Ontario? I never asked that.
Forum: Paramedics 10-29-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Hi cprted, The JIBC has a 2 year PCP diploma...

Hi cprted,

The JIBC has a 2 year PCP diploma program that is equivalent, or possibly even superior to the Ontario programs. Aren't you aware of this? No need to harp on the JIBC, it's progressive...
Forum: Paramedics 10-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Pretty much the reply I expected. Again, pot...

Pretty much the reply I expected. Again, pot calling the kettle black, because have you taken a "short" course PCP program? Or are you just looking at the syllabus?

The link you posted proves you do...
Forum: Paramedics 10-26-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Huh? All PCP courses contain A&P and...

Huh? All PCP courses contain A&P and Pathophysiology. If you think the A&P and Pathophysiology in western PCP programs is inadequate then perhaps you should write a letter to the CMA accreditors,...
Forum: Paramedics 10-24-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Of course you can't transfer out if you don't...

Of course you can't transfer out if you don't have your AEMCA. I thought that would be obvious.

As far as the 6 month courses go, they meet all NOCP requirements and they are CMA accredited. The...
Forum: Hiring 10-24-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 31,876
Posted By Adam82
Probably none.

Probably none.
Forum: Paramedics 10-22-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By Adam82
Hi JL, Honourable of you to want to switch...

Hi JL,

Honourable of you to want to switch careers.

If you fail the admission test at any school then you'd need to wait until the next intake or try another school. But I don't think too many...
Forum: Hiring 10-22-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 31,876
Posted By Adam82
*Throws gasoline onto the fire* EMR is a 2 week...

*Throws gasoline onto the fire*

EMR is a 2 week course that any 16 year old can do and is often taught by instructors who aren't even paramedics.

PCP is a real course that actually takes months to...
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