working at AMR is a rigorous, challenging job. It employs system status management, which means a typical day is spent posting with your ambulance at various locations, being dispatched to the nearest 911 call. A typical day begins with a thorough check of both your vehicle and your gear, checking every medication, every tool, and every piece of equipment in the ambulance. Then, the shift is spent responding to 911 calls ranging from basic sick calls to trauma to cardiac arrests. Hartford is an urban environment, as safety is of the utmost importance. I am also EVOC trained and can drive an ambulance. The hardest part of the job is being first on the scene at tragic events like shootings, or motor vehicle crashes. The best part is that I know I make a difference and help people on their worst days. I know that more than a few people in my city are alive today because of me.
supportive environment, autonomy
no cons, i loved that job!