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by northernmedic
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: PCP schooling in different provinces
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

NAIT's website shows 392 hrs theory, 36 hrs hospital and minimum 192 hrs ambulance (I assume that is 16 shifts).
by northernmedic
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: PCP schooling in different provinces
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Also in BC you need to have EMR as a prerequisite and there is an assumption that you are already proficient in EMR level skills.
by northernmedic
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Opportunities in BCAS
Replies: 12
Views: 7281

Opportunities

Hi Bryan, As a full time irreg employee you are assigned to a "post" which is basically a geographic group of stations. It is theoretically possible to get hired into any ACP spot as an external applicant but realistically most people are trying to escape the GVRD and spots in the Interior and Vanco...
by northernmedic
Fri May 23, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Advice on Routes into a BCAS Career
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Hiring

I agree with Adam. The dispatch route can be a good route while still maintaining PCP but keep in mind it is EXTREMELY difficult to get hired full time in dispatch now with hundreds of applicants both internal and external. You can work that angle for sure but I would also pursue the part time PCP/o...
by northernmedic
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Irish paramedic-help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 3683

Licensing

I am so far out of the loop on PCP licensing that any advice I give is probably at least 12 years out of date. One thing I would suggest is that the JIBC has a new PCP refresher course, that would be the optimal way to get an in depth review of theory as well as exam level practical skills. I think ...
by northernmedic
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Fire and EMS
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

I would say the chances are pretty much nil at this point. The biggest opportunity would have been in 2010 with Kevin Falcon's review. This is when we were moved under the Provincial Health Services Authority. In reality there are maybe only a dozen departments at the most in the province who have a...
by northernmedic
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Opportunities in BCAS
Replies: 12
Views: 7281

Just a couple things to add to that: Seniority only applies if your applying for an equivalent position (i.e. a lateral transfer). If you are applying for a promotion then there is a competition and involves up to 10% for seniority and then the balance is based on written exam and interview scores. ...
by northernmedic
Sun May 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: New York State...?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Almost impossible. To be honest its probably easier just to retake teir 130 hour EMT course. Lots of places there offer it over a couple of weeks. Or contact somewhere that is running a refresher and see if you can jump in and challenge it. The refreshers have the NYS EMT exam at the end of it.
by northernmedic
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: EMT-P AHS moving to BCAS ACP
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Probably good due to a shortage of ACP's across Canada. I know that here in the lower mainland the last class that just got hired had someone from Edmonton and someone from Calgary in it. There should be another round of postings before the summer for ACP. Also it depends where you want to work. The...
by northernmedic
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Paramedics
Topic: Rescue Paramedics in canada?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

The closest thing we have in the BCAS is probably USAR paramedics that are attached to CAN-TF1. These are mainly ACP's who are attached to the USAR team for medical support (in addition to 2 physicians). All the medical squad members have to complete Hazmat awareness and Structural Collapse Rescue 1...