Stonewall Jackson Volunteer Fire department (Current Employee) – Manassas, Virginia – June 25, 2012
Since this is a volunteer job, they train you from the beginning. I am trained in vitals, and even driving the ambulance. My station mates are amazing people, and the hardest part of the job was dealing with tough calls including deceased patients and children.
emt (Former Employee) – New Brunswick, NJ – January 6, 2016
Was a great place to work never felt like I was not really working. enjoyed all the people I worked with there. After clocking in would feel like I was just sitting with friends until they needed us to go out on a job
FIREFIGHTER (Current Employee) – Gilbert, AZ – November 21, 2015
Volunteered with the department assisting with day to day operations in the fire house as well as on scene assistance with calls -Learned ALOT with the fire service and what to expect when hired on full time. -Management was very good at showing us the ropes of the dept and the way things are done in a Fire Department. -There was no hard part about that job. -The most rewarding art was being able to contribute as a volunteer to my town.
Volunteer Firefighter (Current Employee) – Ashland, VA – October 26, 2015
I have volunteered for Station 1 in Hanover VA for about a year and a half now. During that time I have grown as a first responder and have learned more than I could have hoped. I look forward to continuing my career in whichever county I get picked up with as a career firefighter
Ambulance Driver (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2015
Working alongside others to motivate and have thins run as smoothly as possible. Can be stressful at times but the teamwork and camaraderie is something you can't find in other companies. Dealing with several problems on a daily basis from staff shortage to staff getting locked out of their units. Each day brought on a new challenge.
Its a serious job since we have peoples lifes on our hands.
Internship (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – September 29, 2015
You need to think fast and make sure that's the best decision you need to take since other people life's are on our hands. we are responsible to make sure we have all the equipment in the ambulance and is working properly that's what you do before your shifts starts.
EMT-Intermediate/85 (Former Employee) – Cadiz, Ohio – September 24, 2015
Life in EMS means dealing with accidents, injuries and illnesses suffered by patients. This is a very hectic and stressful career to have. You work long hours with sometimes little or no sleep and rarely get to eat more that a fast food meal from a drive thru.
Captain (Current Employee) – CLINTON, MS – September 2, 2015
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK IS SPEND ON TRAINING AND SAFETY AREA. I ALWAYS LEARNING MORE ABOUT MANAGEMENT AND HOW TO WRITE REPORTS. I ALWAYS TRY TO INCLUDE MY CO-WORKER IN MY PLANNING FOR THE DAY AND IN TRAINING, TO GUIDE THEM IN THE DIRECTION FOR THEIR NEXT POSITION, I THINK THE HARDEST PART OF MY JOB IS SEEING A FAMILY STRANDED BECAUSE THEIR HOUSE BURNED OR A FIRE DEATH AND HAVE TO NOTIFY WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. THE MOST JOYABLE PART OF MY JOB IS TO RESCUE A PERSON FROM A FIRE OR FROM A BURNING VEHICLE OR SAVE AS MUCH AS OF THE HOUSE AS POSSIBLE.
Firefighter/EMT (Former Employee) – Indiana – August 17, 2015
Responded to medical emergencies, mainly 25-30 runs in a 24 hr shift. Learned on the job on every call. Employees were great to work with. Hardest part was coping with small children in distress or death. I enjoy helping others.
EMT at NKCH (Former Employee) – NKC, Mo – July 31, 2015
ER at North Kansas City Hospital. Great team to work with. Dealt with everything from minor issues to life and death situations. Had to keep a level head, make good decisions and never knew if you'd get a break.
great people to work with
Never knew if you'd get a break for a 12 hour shift