EMT-Basic (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 17, 2018
If you aren't aware AFR has medical control on all emergent calls. I was not aware of this but it wasn't as horrible as everyone claimed it to be. The company management and employees talk very poorly of the Aurora firefighters. Many of the firefighters are new paramedics and learning like anyone else in the field.
The workplace culture is not really enjoyable for new people. Many of the employees who have worked there for a long time treat newer employees not the best. At "social" events all employees did was talk trash about new employees, various other employees mistakes, patients, and how stupid the Aurora firefighters were.
The only part of the job I truly enjoyed was working with the patients. It is a great position to get hands on experience with a variety of different people from various cultures and backgrounds. Helping others is the most rewarding job ever.
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – October 4, 2018
Falck NW with HQ being out of Mount Lake Terrace and Fife do not offer 911 ALS cars. there is only two ALS/911 positions which are basically the same care just a day and night shift. they do not run fire calls. Management will say other wise but that is false. They have no plans on bidding for tacoma or seattle fire contracts. if you want to do only inter facilities this is the place for you. want to run with fire go AMR or tri-med. if your a medic DO NOT COME HERE! it is a waist of time.
Hard work, low pay, good benefits, its 911 ambulance
Passionate Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 3, 2018
Its Private EMS in a busy 911 system. Take what you hear with a grain of salt, Fire has medical control, if your are new this is the best place for you to start out, but you might want to consider looking fro something new even if you get the job. As the GM has made it clear, they dont intend for you to stay with the company for long, they want you to move on.
Great overall team, fast paced environment, pay not equivalent to work effort
Dispatcher and Team Lead (Former Employee) – Norristown, PA – August 6, 2018
Overall, Falck was a great FIRST job after moving clear across the country from WA to PA. The employees were friendly, the managers were (surprisingly) helpful and the work itself was fast-paced and engaging. The downside? Expect very, very long hours - multiple holdovers - high stress levels (although this kind of comes with the territory) - and fairly low pay for a high amount of work effort.
Emergency Medical Technician (Former Employee) – Petaluma, CA – July 19, 2018
I loved working here but I didn't want to work on an ambulance anymore. I was always driving all over California. In one day you could go from Petaluma to lake county or even farther. I loved working with the patients though.
EMT (Current Employee) – Mountlake Terrace, WA – July 17, 2018
Been with the employer for a decent amount of time now and overall it’s an ok place to work. The pay is not good and you have to resort to lots of overtime to make a living. Very little communication with management and an unfortunate feeling that you are not valued as an employee.
Not a very hard job and gets your foot in the door the this line of work.
Ambulance Dispatcher and Ambulance Driver (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 4, 2018
I was employed at Falck, Inc and enjoyed working there. The Company was competent and effective in the heathcare industry. The Temple hospital used the Company. Due to the company's re-locationI I had to seek other employment.
Great benefits, discounts with cell phone companies
Assistance Coordinator (Former Employee) – Lake Mary, FL – June 25, 2018
Case load does not match compensation. Direction of company is unsure. Team at it's bare bones. Low moral in the office. Team members are petty and so is the management. Compared to other companies benefits offered are underwhelming. "Free" insurance has high deductible and coinsurance, not an actual benefit to under paid employees.
Critical Care RN--Ambulance (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 12, 2018
Hires staff with no qualifications, generally put patients in danger by hiring staff that lack basic skills needed for patient care. Management stupidity, incompetence and failure to provide safe and workable equipment to complete your job safely
24 hour shifts
Management will throw you under the bus rather than help you
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – June 11, 2018
I enjoy working for Falck. It is location that you need to be capable of self positivity and don't rely on others or management to supply that for you. They are like a family to me when i got ill the managment donated there own PTO due to I was out of work suddenly for over a month. I love this company for family atmosphere.
Productive helpful learning environment with chance to get good experience
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 23, 2018
A typical day at work consisted of clocking in, talking to dispatch, readying up equipment, checking on ambulance, and waiting to get dispatched to call for patient transport. Typical shifts included 4-5 calls. I learned many skills from this job including how to conduct patient interview in emergency setting, working alongside fire fighters, starting IVs in a moving ambulance, working under pressure, logging calls, and providing accurate patient handoff reports. The management was good, not great. Shift coordinators were typically scrambling to get organized and human resources was seldom helpful in problem solving. Workplace culture was very strong consisting of decent co-workers all with a desire to learn and better their ability to provide patient care. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping patients on their worst day and knowing that the work we did made a difference.
EMT-Basic (Current Employee) – Mountlake Terrace, WA – March 12, 2018
I’m sorry what I’m about to write. Because this place is not worth working for. Working for AMR is a better choice because they care about you more there than this place. They make no effort to listen to the employees. And the pay and benefits are no worth it at all
EMT (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 1, 2018
Management is difficult to communicate with and is often unhelpful. Promises are made and not kept (pay raise and station updates). If you want to work part time they will not give you hours. Dispatch often does not work with you for lift assists or getting you off on time.