Paramedics make sure to review the protocols for Orange County, if you are coming from another county, as you'll be tested in them.
1. Apply online
2. Come in for a pre-screen interview
3. If you pass, come in for a panel interview
4. If you pass, you are offered employment
After this, you still need to go through a health screen and fitness screening, then you will begin new hire orientation (paid). After orientation you will be paired up with a Field Training Officer who will provide on-the-job training until you are ready to work independently (with a partner).
Depends on the day. Some are more busy than others. You run calls and then go home after.
Raises come around annually after performance evaluations and occasionally as a result of minimum wage hikes, and there are opportunities for raises by taking on extra duties like becoming a Field Training Officer.
Better moral for the EMT's and Paramedics, and at least a nice bump in hourly wage.