Posted on Apr 30, 2015
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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"I thought 'No problem.' I'll call the chief, cut through red tape, get him in. That's when I found out about the impediments corpsmen and medics face when they get home"

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/careers/civilian/jobs/2015/04/29/corpsmen-medics-civilian-credentials/26585845/
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When I was in, I was told oh yeah you can work as a civilian as an EMT. Bullshit..the only civilitan job I could get was a phelbotemist. Granted this was in the 80s. I hear now all the medics are National Registry EMTs. That's cool.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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SPC (Join to see) You mentioned FF / EMT.
In Colorado about 75% of the population is covered by Jolly Vollies.
Most outfits what a FF1 and EMT-B ticket and want you to get it on your dime.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S. Makes me worried for those communities. I don't know the stats on texas, but my local communities seem to be mostly staffed firefighter, and supplemental jolly vollies (just learned that term. i like it!) The smaller communities in my area seem entirely volunteer-run.
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PFC Bruce Lawrence
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S. - Yes, as of 1/1/2016 I think all states will have the NRP as a requirement for Paramedic level practitioners. Where I live in PA we were one of the last hold out states for some reason. I think the biggest issue was the addition of the Advanced EMT's as PA did not recognize the I's prior to 2015. I did my EMT state level prior to the mandate for NREMT certs, but went in cold with 3 years working a rescue truck in the fire service and passed first try. Several of the medics here have had to use 2 to get past the NR-P. I think the computer adaptive is what is throwing off most of them...
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SFC Maury Gonzalez
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Those with 68C PMOS will have no issues as long as you keep your license current. You will have to pay for the licensure for you state if you dont have it already, in Indiana $10 for verification and $50 for license.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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SFC Maury Gonzalez Are we talking about EMT-B paper?
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SFC Maury Gonzalez
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68C is an LPN
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They really push stuff like this at Post Deployment Yellow Ribbons, good stuff.
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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That is good news, but I noticed that looked like NG and AR only stuff.
Is there anything done for the regular service?
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S. I'm not sure. I know the Guard and Reserves push it, because they don't want Service Members to go straight from Deployed to Unemployed.
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