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    Interestingly enough, there have been a number of "pilot tests." If you know the right people, you can get into these tests. One in and passed; one in and waiting for results.

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    So, there is a "new" state test being offered?
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    Yes, Art, this is the new and improved state test.

    The state is still going to use the National Registry for EMT-B, however, this is not nearly as onerous, as there are many more NREMT-B tests offered, plus the cost really is the same as the state test was. It is also much easier to host an NREMT-B test.

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    Does anyone have an idea when they are opening up the state Paramedic test to everyone?

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    I believe Don was crucial in getting my dept our first TIC. It was either him or Mitchell, anyways they both seem to be nice guys. I think he is really working for smaller dept's but thats just my 2 cents.
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    Glad to hear the state test is out. What about the basics though; I don't need the that test, just concerned for everyone that does?
    Hey Jay do you have any info on that intubation class? I'm interested. What are the prerequisites?

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    Jorie, I've been nosing around to try to find it. So far I'm coming up empty. I'll keep looking (there were no prerequisites).
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    Talking Intubation Class

    I appreciate it; thank you Jay.

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    Default Paramedic classes

    Does anyone know of any paramedic classes still accepting applications, in the chicagoland area?

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    For those that have taken or know people who have taken the pilot tests, How long has it taken to get the results back?

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    Originally posted by k3twpfire
    For those that have taken or know people who have taken the pilot tests, How long has it taken to get the results back?
    paging jaybird210...come in Jay....

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    Sorry for the delay....

    Our folks generally had their results back in less than 3 weeks.


    As for any remaining medic classes, I'm not aware of any.

    Jorie, try calling Good Samaritan in Downers Grove; they had a daytime medic class that started in the Spring semester last year. I dunno if they are doing it again this year. Also, I know tht Delnor Hospital in Geneva also ran a daytime class a couple years ago. You could try them also, too.
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    I've got 2 guys and 2 gals taking the NREMT-B test on Wednesday. Their practicals are finished (DJ got a 100). With any luck, we'll have some more EMTs on in just a few weeks. I will congratulate each of them for all the personal time and effort that these 4 have put into their studies.
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    Thanks Jay!
    Congratulations for those taking NREMT-B, best wishes for the written exam.

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    Took the Paramedic Pilot test today at College of DuPage.

    . . . now time to wait by the mailbox

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    WOW! Good luck k3.

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    Here's hoping for the big 'un!
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    Still no word yet. This is like Chinese Paramedic test torture!


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    The big envelope arrived in the mail today.

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    K3, sounds like you made it, congratulations!
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    Thanks, a year and a half of torture is over!!

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