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    1. Was it required to get hired?

    2. What does your job description say?

    3. are new hires required to be paramedics?

    4. Has anyone had paramedic and dropped going back to firefighter/emt only, since you have been there????

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    If its not in your job description, I don't see how admin can "force" you to keep it. Are you in a position where you HAVE to fill in for an ALS position? Our department tries to hire ALS providers, but does allow them to drop their certifications. I am also curious on Fire49's last question, has anyone dropped their cert in your department before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getmeouttahere View Post
    There are many other people on the job, union reps, etc, who say that the department cannot require anyone to keep their cert.
    What do they threaten you with if you drop your medic certification? You surely can't be the first one to go through this on your department?
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    If you were hired as a firefighter medic and this is a different classification than an EMT firefighter, your only way out may be to promote.
    I would make an appointment with the EMS coordinator and ask the question directly.
    I understand wanting to get out of the medic program. I did it for 10 years before promoting to Captain. I was really ready for a change of scenery. I am really glad I had the opportunity to be a paramedic in a really busy system. I still maintain my license because I worked too hard to get it.
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    Gentlemen,
    Thanks for the replies.
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    why dont you work something out with your partner, you drive and do the bls calls and does als.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6Duron1 View Post
    why dont you work something out with your partner, you drive and do the bls calls and does als.
    Really? I'd love to hear that conversation.

    "Hey partner, I know I'm getting paid to be a medic, just like you, but how about letting me just drive and do BLS, and you can do all the ALS?"

    That's probably not going over too well.

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    it works in a certain bossier parish ems ambulance on X shift.
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    I have a few friends in the situation that Getmeoutaahere is in.

    I hate to assume, but I would imagine that Getmeoutaahere is assigned to the bone box and is getting "burnt out".

    Some FD's rotate their personnel, doing a week on the bone, then a week on a company.

    Getmeoutaahere, you might want to talk to your shift commander and inquire about setting up a rotation.
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