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  • #16
    Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
    I see alot of paramedic positions online for tx. My wife and I are new medics and are looking to move there.
    Is there a particular area of Texas you two are interested in?
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    • #17
      Originally posted by RyanEMVFD View Post
      Is there a particular area of Texas you two are interested in?
      My wife has family in san antonio, We have applied with arcadia there and austin. This is so we can get to work. I have been told that they are a good company to work for, What do you know about them?

      Is the process to get certified as a medic really 4-6 weeks?

      To be honest I really would like to move there it seems like a good place to raise kids , I have always lived in GA. This is a nice state... very green. But there ALOT more jobs there.

      But God's will not mine.
      Get the first line into operation.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
        My wife has family in san antonio, We have applied with arcadia there and austin. This is so we can get to work. I have been told that they are a good company to work for, What do you know about them?

        Is the process to get certified as a medic really 4-6 weeks?

        To be honest I really would like to move there it seems like a good place to raise kids , I have always lived in GA. This is a nice state... very green. But there ALOT more jobs there.

        But God's will not mine.
        To be honest, don't know all that much about Arcadia. They have an operation in Falls County next to where I live. From what I understand they are an employee owned company. One of our medics went to go work for them for a bit before coming back.

        There are plenty of private companies to get hired at depending on where you move to. I don't know of one place that doesn't need medics. Our clearing process isn't bad that I can remember. But 4-6 weeks sounds about right
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        • #19
          Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
          I see alot of paramedic positions online for tx. My wife and I are new medics and are looking to move there.
          Check weekly some will put you through ff cert academy;;;

          http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/job_postings/jobs.asp

          Also

          http://www.medstar911.org/

          http://www.amr.net/

          http://careflight.com/

          And alot of the hospitals hire paramedic in dfw area and there are alot of them
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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          • #20
            I see that Austin-Travis county is wanting medics as well.
            Get the first line into operation.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by MrYuk View Post
              I saw that HDIron883 sent you some info but if you need anything else, one of the guys on my shift graduated from TFA as well and was with South Hayes for a few years. Let me know what your questions are and i'll be glad to find out for you.
              Yes, HDIron883 had some great info regarding TFA. It sounds like a great program, but unfortunately it's shaping up that my work schedule isn't going to be compatible with their weekend training schedule. My only option now is trainingdivision.com and its 2 week bootcamp using my vacation hours. It's not so bad I guess, as I've heard overwhelmingly positive things about their program.

              Thanks for the post though, and if I need more info on TFA or South Hays I'll be sure to let you know.

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              • #22
                Check out Fire Academy Online. They also have an online course with a week or two of skills at the end. It's a great program.
                "In general terms, firefighting isn't always about putting the fire out; its about making sure anything else doesn't catch on fire. What's burned is burned. Once you understand this, your tunnel vision is replaced by effective strategy."

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                • #23
                  How's everyone's year going so far? We started off with a bang running 23 calls in a month. This month has us slowed down to catch our breath. Only 6 calls thus far. Should be simple to enter into NFIRS this month.
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                  • #24
                    I think I jinxed us. In one day we ran 4 calls and over the weekend we added about 3 more calls. At least training went well.
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                    • #25
                      we are currently at 135 calls for the year and our new rehab truck seems to catching on and has made 2 mutual aid calls so far 1- to webster for an apartment fire and 1- to galveston for the crude oil tank fire and a couple of calls in our city

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by capt611 View Post
                        we are currently at 135 calls for the year and our new rehab truck seems to catching on and has made 2 mutual aid calls so far 1- to webster for an apartment fire and 1- to galveston for the crude oil tank fire and a couple of calls in our city

                        That's great to hear. Wow 135 calls thus far. That is a little busy for me. My EMS service is up to 23000 so far but that is state wide for the entire operation.
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                        • #27
                          We've been busy here too. One fire along with a slow day for the media and I get slammed with phone calls.

                          http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/143786466.html
                          http://www.kwkt.com/news/elm-mott-ho...ated-for-arson
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