“To conserve life, alleviate suffering, promote health, do no harm, and encourage the quality and equal availability of emergency medical care”
A Paramedic’s primary role is to provide basic and advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who require access to the emergency medical system.
Paramedics perform tasks such as: Triaging, treating patients, transporting patients, conduct Search and Rescue along with Firefighters, help create awareness about health to the community, interact and create harmonic environment across the city.
Paramedics are also the ones who assist with DOA’s – they work with the medical examiners to perform autopseys and help determine cause of death.
Paramedics join as an EMT Recruit and via training progress to an EMT, Paramedic and Advanced Paramedic.
Once you reach the rank of Advanced Paramedic you “may” be accepted into the Trauma Doctor program.
What happens after I apply
Your application will be reviewed by a member of the command team, if suitable you will be invited to attend a face to face interview where we will questions you on your experiences and what make you believe you are suitable to be a medic. We are looking for your interpersonal skills more than your medical skills at this stage – we are wishing to see how you would speak with people and that you have a caring nature.
Ok, I got the job - now what?
if you have been successful you will be provided with an offer of employment and provided access to the LSFD section of the discord – here you will be informed when your academy will take place (This is usually on a Sunday at 3pm EST).
The EMT Academy takes approx 2 hours and in this you will be instructed in the basic ways of Medical treatment in the city
Whilst you are waiting for your academy you are eligible to attend ride-alongs with an EMT Basic or above – but you are not eligible to treat any patient
I completed Academy - Can I treat people?
Almost, straight out of academy you will be an EMT Recruit – in this phase you are witnessed carrying out the basics of what you were taught in academy – plus a little more – all of this is completed with a Training officer – at this stage you are not able to be working without one present,
The training focuses on the following areas:
1 – Driving – Can you handle your vehicle well under all driving conditions and situations, are you aware of the rules of the road
2 – Radio Communication – Do you know your 10 codes, how to speak with dispatch and other units
3 – Documentation – How to complete a DOA and Medical Report
4 – GSW and Stabbings – How to treat and stabilize a patient
5 – Head Traumas – How to test for concussion and stabilize a patient
6 – Burns – Learn the difference between 1nd, 2nd and 3rd degree burns
When you have been witnessed on all of the above and completed the required number of working hours (on average 10-20) you will be eligible for your EMT Recruit assessment – if you pass this, you will become an EMT Basic and able to drive solo
I am an EMT Basic - How long to Paramedic?
As an EMT Basic you are at the entry level for the Medical field, you have been judged able to complete the life saving treatments needed as an emergency technician,
Your training now continues… To progress beyond EMT Basic to EMT Paramedic takes time, dedication and studying.
There are 3 Compulsory training’s that you must complete – and 3 optional ones:
1 – Tunnel & Storm Driving – how to navigate around the undercity in safety
2 – Mountain driving – how to reach the top of Mount Chiliad in your vehicle and descend in safety
3 – Medications – what medications can be administered at the ranks of EMT recruit, EMT Basic and EMT Paramedic – including dosage and method of administration
You also need to complete approx 20-40 hours on active duty before you can be considered for EMT Paramedic – we need to be sure that you are confident in the treatments you provide and are ready for the next level of responsibility
EMT Basic - Optional Training - what can I choose to do?
There are 3 certifications available to you
1 – Basic Flight – Search and Rescue – to be able to use Angel 1 (Pre-requisite for Advanced flight)
2 – Mortician – How to best complete an in depth DOA and start to learn about post mortums (Pre-requisite for Coroner)
3 –Lifeboat Rescue – How to patrol the beach and rescue people who have drowned
Are Training Officers always available?
In short, no..
The reality is every training officer is also an active medic and one that has spent considerable time training to get to the level needed, Training officers are willing to make themselves available and do so at a high level – however please note, they also need to time to complete other activities and perform medical tasks as well.
It is recommended that you book time in with an instructor as last minute requests can not always be supported due to meeting the citys operational needs
I have lots of Medical experience from elsewhere - can I skip training or a level
In short, No. It is important that you are well versed in how the city operates before we move you up through the ranks
progression as a paramedic
Can I do multiple certifications in 1 day?
It is recommended that only a single certification is completed in a 24 hour time period. As you progress up the ranks the experience you gain in treating patients is more valuable than chasing certifications.
I made it to Paramedic -What changes?
Congratulations for a start!The paramedic role is the level at which you can really start to diversify your skill set and focus on key areas.
A significant amount of training opens up, some is compulsory if you wish to keep progressing to Advanced Paramedic – many are optional.
The mandatory training’s are:
1 – Critical Care and XSTAT – how to treat GSW in the field more effectively, intubation and blood transfusions
2 – Lab Technican – how to take medical samples and process them from on scenes
3 – Advanced City and Highway driving – how to safety and quickly navigate around the county and city, without the usage of GPS
Whats my options at Paramedic?
You can now start to specilise in areas – it is worth noting that you can not simply take all of these – some of the certifications are at the invite of command only and only possible after a minimum of 1 month in role as a paramedic
1 – Advanced Sea and Flight Rescue
2 – Coroner (By Invite – and time in service required)
3 – TEMS (By Invite, Interview and physical and mental health assessment – time in service required)
4 – Basic Mental health (By Invite – and time in service required)
5 – EMT Instructor (By Invite, Interview and time in service required)
6 – Event Medic
In this city we have particular ways of treating patients and whilst you may have solid experience from elsewhere we do require that everyone undertakes all training. This is to ensure consistency in ways of working and patient care
I want to be Training Officer - how do I do it?
The role of a training officer is key in the successful development of the department. Should you wish to purse this avenue you need to be an EMT Paramedic to train EMT Basic and an Advanced Paramedic to train Paramedics.
These positions are by Interview only, it is not a standard certification that can be taken – you would be invited to interview and if successful will start on a long program of education – not only understanding what needs to be instructed but how it needs to be done as well. The manner in which something is taught is just as important as the topic itself.
Typically it will take 20-40 hours of training to become an EMT Instructor
So how long from Joining to Advanced Paramedic?
In all honestly it depends.. as a rough guide the following can be used:
1 – EMT Recruit to EMT Basic = 10-20 Hours
2 – EMT Basic to EMT Paramedic = 20-40 Hours
3 – EMT Paramedic to EMT Advanced Paramedic = 40 hours + 1-2 months in city
These times are over an extended period of time – ie if you complete 2 x 10 hours shifts its not going to just happen.