Pros: great benefits, 14.00/hr to start for an emt basic in the denver metro area, great patient assessment experience, great medical director at lah, the best place for an emt to prepare for paramedic school (experience wise)
Cons: micromanagement, unethical behavior on the part of management, can't trust anyone, unappreciated, undervalued, morale has dropped through the floor
When I first started working at Wind Crest it was an amazing job with great benefits, great pay, great EMS experience, and a great team. Now, there is a new manager who presents herself as an EMT with a lot of experience in medicine. However, she is far from that. She and all of Wind Crest admin do not follow their own culture of the Erickson 7 Values and they are all about micromanagement. Our manager takes a radio home every night to listen to the transmissions prior to her falling asleep. They have recently told us to withhold critical information from patient care reports because it could lead to litigation, have told us that we can't use commonly accepted medical abbreviations (ex: SOB for shortness of breath), they have told us, as EMTs, that we can't talk to our own medical director, and they are falsifying documents. People are getting fired for following protocols and Denver Metro Protocols. They make things up in order to discipline their staff members or fire them.
This company has become so unethical that the majority of the EMTs on staff are looking for new work and will be jumping ship soon. This partially due to the fact that there is no room for advancement. Our own management has told highly qualified individuals that are on staff that they do not fit what they are looking for to fill particular positions. In other words, they do not always fall in line with corporate. The last person to not fall inline with corporate was a 7 year employee who was never in trouble until the new management arrived and then was terminated 3 months later for simply asking questions and looking out for his staff.
I advise you that this is no longer a company that you want to work for as an EMT. At first, I raved about this company and how great it is for new EMTs out of school. Now, I try and shy away as many people as I can in order to save them the headache!
Please, for your sake, do not work here.