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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2010, 09:35:03 PM »

I do have a sense of humor, I was trying to make a joke as well, if i offended you I'm sorry. But I don't plan to go EMS. I do plan to go to West Point after I graduate high School and after 10 years maybe be a police officer.

If you have no interest in EMS, why would you want to be the unit "medical officer" (that position being an open to a cadet notwithstanding)?
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2010, 10:02:28 PM »

I do have a sense of humor, I was trying to make a joke as well, if i offended you I'm sorry. But I don't plan to go EMS. I do plan to go to West Point after I graduate high School and after 10 years maybe be a police officer.

If you have no interest in EMS, why would you want to be the unit "medical officer" (that position being an open to a cadet notwithstanding)?
I''m thinking bling or desire of a title.
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 03:41:12 AM »

Ooh!! You can be the Health Services Officer (and apparently, cadets can do this if they have the "qualifications"), and badger people into getting their Flu shot!

And then, you get to wear a Star Of Life badge on your blues, and be a glorified C/Safety!

Not to mention, you do realize that virtually all EMT-Bs are volunteers, right? For the most part, it's only Paramedics who get paid. However, they have to have an Associates Degree under their belt. EMT-B is just a few months of night school, two times a week at the local community college.

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 03:44:01 AM »

Heck, this sounds like a good bling gig with a title great leadership experience.

Where do I sign up? ;)

Actually, now that I know EMT isn't a huge training deal, I might look into it. Not for CAP, but it's good to know some skills. Never know when it'll pay off.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 04:32:54 AM »

Not to mention, you do realize that virtually all EMT-Bs are volunteers, right? For the most part, it's only Paramedics who get paid. However, they have to have an Associates Degree under their belt. EMT-B is just a few months of night school, two times a week at the local community college.

Disagree. Every urban center in the county employees hundreds, if not thousands of EMT's as BLS care providers. Between paid BLS First Responders, Third Service, Voluntary Hospitals, Fire Department Based Service, Police Department Based Service, EMT's paid by Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services.......I'd say most EMT-B's are paid.
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2010, 04:37:09 AM »

Okay, then I amend my previous clause with:

Large urban centers notwithstanding.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 04:38:28 AM »

Okay, then I amend my previous clause with:

Large urban centers notwithstanding.

*coughs* Having people around to actually get hurt is nice *coughs*

Just kidding.
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 03:13:00 PM »

Not to mention, you do realize that virtually all EMT-Bs are volunteers, right? For the most part, it's only Paramedics who get paid. However, they have to have an Associates Degree under their belt. EMT-B is just a few months of night school, two times a week at the local community college.

Disagree. Every urban center in the county employees hundreds, if not thousands of EMT's as BLS care providers. Between paid BLS First Responders, Third Service, Voluntary Hospitals, Fire Department Based Service, Police Department Based Service, EMT's paid by Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services.......I'd say most EMT-B's are paid.

<----highly paid abused busy EMT-B in an urban city.
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2010, 01:13:04 AM »

When I was running 911 calls with a County contracting ambulance, EMT's were paid about the same as the guy working at Taco Bell, but people would try to kill us and there was no such thing as "overtime".  Its a great job for awhile, and you get to see and do things most people never do. ( How many people have held a lunchbox with someones eyeballs in it?)  Most people burn out on EMS within ten years. Working for a Fire Department is a horse of a different color. Everyone loves firemen, the pay is great, outstanding work hours, etc.

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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2010, 01:17:45 AM »

I agree, when I was working EMS starting National Registry EMT's made 10.25 an hour!   Defiantly under appreciated!
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2010, 01:29:58 AM »

Defiantly under appreciated
Defiantly? They were defiant? Wait, what?  :angel:
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2010, 01:37:28 AM »

[darn] spell check...never said EMS guys could spell good...
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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2010, 01:38:41 AM »

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

The original Q has been answered, with excellent amplifying info. It has degenerated to drivel.
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2010, 01:41:13 AM »

The forum Nazi has spoken!!!    First amendment!   let us speak!    I bet you feel important when you sensor a post...don't you?  :)
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2010, 01:47:06 AM »

Are you talking about the language filter?
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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2010, 01:47:14 AM »

The forum Nazi has spoken!!!    First amendment!   let us speak!    I bet you feel important when you sensor a post...don't you?  :)
I guarantee that the mods don't base their decisions on SarDragon's comments- I've seen threads go on for 4-5 pages after the tick-tock clock. SarDragon is merely an excellent barometer of the direction that a thread is heading- or a GPS of where it is at.

Freedom of speech? By joining, you kind of agree to let the moderators run their board their way.
[prepared for backlash- I've got donuts for the wait]

P.S. SarDragon isn't a mod, merely a member expressing and utilizing his freedom of speech. He can't change or sensor any posts, merely drown them in logic.

SarDragon: Sir, I think you were right about this tick-tocking away... :)
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2010, 01:48:35 AM »

[prepared for backlash- I've got donuts for the wait]
Got any coffee and candy corn?  :P
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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2010, 03:25:47 AM »

No. Sardragon threatening to lock the post
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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2010, 03:34:14 AM »

No, sir... SarDragon has zero moderator capabilities.

Guess what? I've made posts about locking topics too, but I can't do it. I just happened to be right about the mods deciding to lock it.
See here:
http://captalk.net/index.php?topic=11008.msg201452#msg201452

Doesn't mean I actually locked it. Because I can't.
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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2010, 03:51:29 AM »

For starters, that's censor.

Dak is correct, I'm not a mod, and have no aspirations to be one. It's outside my skill set. I can, however, suggest to our forum members that one of two things happen: the thread gets back on track, or, it's time to lock it. I leave that decision, and task, for the real mods.
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