Deceitful to out of state new hires
Paramedic (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – December 24, 2018
First off, you do not learn that Fire is always scene-command until you've already started and moved. And due to the other problems, fire is slow to warm up to you and trust you, if ever; but I don't blame them, Falck has some bad medics.
Second Management is money focused and not patient care. Fire is primary scene-command so they expect you to roll over and please them. Put your certs and license on the line even if you do not agree with the treatment. Performance reviews are based on demographics and signatures. How billable are your patients? Patient care and treatments are not considered. The pay rate is based on how long your shift is. If you work a 24H shift, the less safe and relatively more dangerous and unhealthy shift, you are paid less not more, than the 12H shift.
Management is also a fan of the micromanagement methodology. Deciding when you are ready to clear a hospital, deciding if a scene is safe or not without knowing anything about it. You will hear "It's policy at least once a shift, working nights. RIP to the day crews.
automatic write-ups for calling out on holidays, the recognized holidays do not align with the holidays in which you are written up. NONcompetitive wages, no employee retention incentives.
EMTs are expendable to them and they make it clear.
Safety is not a concern. If you die or get injured, they will replace you; they will be fine, so do not worry about them.
You get a regular partner, this could go either way, but MOST of the employees are nice, even if they are bad
They exist. TLDR: money>patients, Fire is in charge, micromanagement