Why Medical Schools Love EMTs

EMT to Doctor: How to Prepare For Medical School

Being an EMT Offers the Best Clinical Experience for Pre-Med Students For those with an interest in medicine, becoming a doctor is often the ultimate goal. As a doctor, the pay is much better, the responsibilities are greater, and then you have the opportunity to change the entire medical industry through your work (plus, it’s […]

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EMT to Firefighter: Career Guide for Firefighter EMTs

How to Become a Firefighter EMT: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary They’re the first line of defense against disasters. They wait 24-hours a day just in case they’re needed. And they’re the first to rush into literal flames to save another human being’s life. Few careers are as heroic as being […]

EMT to Paramedic: A Career Guide for Aspiring Paramedics

EMT to Paramedic: Career Guide for Aspiring Paramedics

How to Become a Paramedic: Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary Working as a first responder is one of the most noble (and helpful) career paths a person can follow. From the start of your shift to the last minute of your day (and sometimes during off-hours as well), you’re the first […]

How to Become an EMT Instructor

How to Become an EMT Instructor

Duties, Responsibilities, Schooling, Requirements, Certifications, Job Outlook, and Salary For people who suffer life-threatening injuries, EMTs play an essential role in saving their lives. The services provided my medical first responders are priceless. However, these men and women don’t become Emergency Medical Technicians on their own. Someone has to train and certify them before they […]

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Best Cities to Work as an EMT in 2020 (And Not Just for the Money)

The Top 35 Best Places for EMS work Based on Culture, Location, and Salary In a previous article, we detailed the 25 highest paying cities in the United States for Emergency Medical Technicians. (We also explained how we arrived at that number). But for a growing number of job hunters, salary is no longer automatically […]

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The 25 Best Paying Cities for EMTs in 2020

A career as an Emergency Medical Technician is one that comes with a lot of upsides. EMTs are in high demand across the country (which means job security), they can find jobs just about anywhere in the country, and they go to bed every night knowing that they played a part in saving lives. What’s […]

When People Are Reunited with EMS Lifesavers

When Victims Are Reunited with EMS Lifesavers

In New York, seventeen people nearly lost their lives. They recently had the opportunity to reunite with the paramedics and the EMTs who saved them. An article by FireRescue1 looks at the actions of some of these guardian angels. From a preacher to an FDNY veteran, the quick thinking of first responders undoubtedly saved lives. […]

EMS Advice for Patient Handovers

EMS Advice for Patient Handovers

Once you’ve become an EMT, you will experience countless patient handovers. This is the time when you transfer a patient to another EMS provider or the receiving party. According to an EMS1 article by Rommie L. Duckworth, patient handovers are “the most dangerous point in a patient’s ED journey.” The World Health Organization also states […]

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Unitek EMT’s First Aid Series #5

The First Aid Series is back, but with a twist! In this installment, we’re going to take a look at incidents you might come across in your daily life. Whether it’s at work, school, or various other places, there are three common events that require first aid: bloody noses, broken bones, and allergic reactions. Some […]

Seven Stories of EMS Heroes

EMS Heroes

What, exactly, is the definition of a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” or “one who shows great courage.” It goes without saying that there are countless heroes within the EMS community. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the inspirational first responders from 2019. […]