Medic School or Fire Academy first?
I currently work as an EMT-B for AMR San Diego and am working towards the eventual career of Fire/Medic and I need some advice. I know the competition is tough out there and it looks good to have your Fire 1 on your resume. But I hear from some people that it's not necesary and to focus on getting through medic school and getting experience as a medic. I hear from other to go through the academy before medic school to have it on my resume, and that way I won't have to take off time as a medic to go through an academy...what's the best choice? What are the hiring personnel looking for these days at fire departments?
On a second note what do you guys know about San Francisco City College paramedic and fire academy programs? I'm looking into going there for both come January. Thanks for all the help. Much appreciated.