Pros: great learning experience
Cons: inconsistent teamwork
In a great city such as Kerrville, a typical day at work was showing up and getting your assignment depending on what station you were detailed at. Being a more pro-EMS person, I volunteered to work the ambulance most of the time, because the Fire side of things were very sluggish and didn't do much due to the low call volume of fire calls. On the other hand, the ambulance was amazing. We had standing order protocols and AirLife protocols and we saw plenty of trauma and medical calls. I also enjoyed working the ambulance side because when you and your partner were on the ambulance, it was yours and I found great pride in that. We would work anywhere to 8-18 calls per shift, per unit and responded inside the city of Kerrville and surrounding cities in Kerr county. I have nothing bad to say about this department but only that the Fire side was not really visibly desirable. I was a medical person and they provided a great outlet.