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13 Top Paramedic Schools in the U.S.

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” — Unknown What Is a Paramedic? Not everyone who provides emergency medical services is a paramedic. There are three levels of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedic is the highest. Paramedic EMTs are certified to perform the most advanced emergency medical procedures. Often, they’re required […]

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From EMT to Physician Assistant: EMT Career Guide

How to Become a Physician Assistant: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Working as an EMT or a Paramedic is an excellent way to gain medical field experience. In addition to providing an essential service by caring for and transporting sick and injured patients to hospitals, emergency medical workers can gain broad […]

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The Ultimate Career Guide for Aspiring EMT Volunteers

How to Become an EMS Volunteer: Duties, Responsibilities, Requirements, Certifications, and Salary “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahama Gandhi   How to Become a Volunteer EMT Are you athletic? Quick-thinking? Do you remain calm in an emergency? Do you want to help others in […]

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10 Best Gift Ideas for EMTs and Paramedics

“There is no higher honor than to be given the responsibility to care for another human being.” — Richard K. Schachern Is there a special EMT or paramedic in your life for whom you’d like to find the perfect gift? It could be to celebrate their birthday, holiday, graduation, new job, or promotion. Or perhaps […]

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How to Become An Ambulance Driver

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever hear the term “ambulance driver”? In most cities across the country, the ambulance driver is no longer a standalone profession. In fact, for most EMTs and paramedics, driving the ambulance is now an […]

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Top 7 Web Apps for Free Online College Courses During Quarantine

They say you should “never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” With today’s rapidly changing technology and increasing demand for educated workers, lifelong learning could be an important part of your professional success. But lifelong learning can help more than your career, making a commitment to staying mentally active and challenged can also improve […]

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On the Front Lines: The Role of EMTs and Paramedics During a Pandemic

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” — Sir Winston Churchill Around the world, COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare resources like never before. In response, the roles of EMTs and paramedics have been dramatically expanded to meet the critical needs of public safety. What was already a challenging and fast-paced job, has become even more […]

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How To Safely Support Your Community During the Pandemic

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  — Desmond Tutu In times of crisis and uncertainty, people come together to support one another. In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have fallen sick, thousands have died, and more tragic events could follow. […]

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Getting By With Little Supply

The 4 Best DIY Hacks for Staying Safe During the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has exhausted many of our hygiene and medical supplies, as well as the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that is necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The shortage of supplies has forced many of us to discover and share innovative DIY […]

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From EMT to Contract Paramedic: EMT Career Guide

How to Become an Contract Paramedic: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Some employers—like AMR services, fire stations, and hospitals—need EMTs and paramedics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But what about situations where EMTs and paramedics are only needed temporarily or seasonally? Medical first responder who can answer the […]