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Dont know what one I should choose CFR or EMT

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  • Dont know what one I should choose CFR or EMT

    Hello I am currently an interior firefighter for my local department. I would like to take either CFR or EMT and I was just wondering is there an easier path? My department runs about 75% medical emergencies with a volunteer ambulance service. Its not a matter of time and what not because its something that I want to do and have wanted for a long time. Because I realize that there will be a time where I wont be able to go interior any more and still very much want to remain and help as many people as I can. I am looking for some advice and the pros and cons to each because I have not been able to find very much on my own. Anything is very greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.

  • #2
    Originally posted by fire5555
    Easier path to what??
    TO becoming more EMS involved

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    • #3
      I'm going to assume that CFR is the same as EMR, if that's the case do the EMT course. I took the EMR course last year and it was not worth it for the level of care I can provide, EMT takes longer but it is certainly worth it in my opinion. I can tell you I will be looking for an EMT class when my schedule allows me to take another class.

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      • #4
        Odds are I am going to go through with the EMT class. It is about a month longer and allows you to do a few more things than a certified first responder does. Thank you for you help.

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