Good "Stepping Stone" company
Emergency Medical Technician (Current Employee) – Cotati, CA – March 22, 2015
It is a good place to get your feet wet and gain some basic experience as an EMT. Protransport-1 is a primarily inter- and intra-facility company. That primarily targets hospitals for contracts.
You start off at 11.50/hr, but once you get off probation you are making over 12. As an EMT you get call bonuses, so the more calls you run the more you make. You can make more as an FTO, rig chief, Business Development EMT, etc.
Much of the downside is an unappreciative management. They never have your back and will often blame you for the problems. They will try to blame you, even if it is their fault. They have lackluster training. They will not teach you county protocols, it is all on you. They look after their bottom line first, then employees second. They have tell you that they are a "stepping stone" company and don't do anything to retain good field crew members. They still use manual gurneys, instead of power assisted gurneys, which causes a lot of wear and tear on your body. Especially, when they have you run 6 - 10 calls a day in some areas.
The union provides no protection for field employees on probation. They are not very helpful and don't communicate with union members.
Ability to network, call bonus
Training, Management, Union