advancement or new job???
Hey all, I would like a few different points of view on this subject. I currently work for an EMS service as a paramedic. We strictly do 911 only and aren't associated with the fire dept. per say. In the next 5 years I can expect to be the director of this service. My big decision is, Do I stay where I am and advance with a moderate pay raise or do I try for one of the 3 career depts that are hiring in my area? I have been a volunteer FF for 8-1/2 years and I consider myself to have an equal love for EMS and Fire. There are pros and cons to both moving or staying but right now I am so torn. A lot of people I have talked to have varied opinions so I thought I would try here to see if anything different comes of it. At the EMS service we are in the State PERF not the FF pension as the fire depts are. I am 27 now and don't want to have any regrets when its too late. Also I may have some advancement opportunity with the volunteer dept that eventually will become a combo dept but never sure when that will happen. Thanks for you time and opinions in advance. Firemedic018.