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    Default Does Austin Fire Department (Texas) have ALS Engines?

    Hello there,

    I'm currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in Wisconsin. At my fire department, we house ALS ambulance that is incorporated with the fire department. I applied for the City of Austin Fire Department and am wondering what their situation is with EMS? If you're a firefighter, does that mean that you will always be on an engine or truck? Or can you act as a Fire-Medic? I can't say that it would be a deal breaker for me but I do have an interest in keeping my paramedic license and staying current with EMS.

    Just curious!

    Thanks,

    Taylor


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    Have you looked at other depts in tx

    With paramedic you cut out alot of competition

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Fire_Department


    http://www.austintexas.gov/department/about-us-0



    Check weekly:::

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

    Plus with Austin you can always work a second job using your paramedic

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    While assigned to suppression you will ride an Engine/Truck. Austin/Travis County EMS runs the ambulance service. I do not know if Austin FD has an Advanced Protocal program for first responders.
    ~Drew
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    Austin does not let their ffs credential above the EMT-B level and they do not run the EMS, only first responder. You would be assigned to an engine or truck company. Great job and they pay REALLY well.....

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