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    Exclamation Manchester Fire Rescue EMS - CT Hiring!

    Just a reminder to all of you that may be interested. We're hiring for firefighter/paramedic and the cutoff is Sept. 9, 2005. You can see the information on the New Jobs section of Firehouse website. Good Luck.

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    Is being a paramedic always a qualification for Manchester?

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    oh man, I assume you're talking about Manchester Conneticut?

    I read this thread and was kinda hoping for Manchester, England.

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    Default Paramedic requirement...

    Spyonline,
    Unfortunately, with Manchester, CT., being a paramedic is probably the ONLY way you're going to get hired with this city. I was in a group of 4 who got hired in 93'. One of the three was already a "medic" and operated justly. Another of the four became a medic. I am not and choose not to become a medic. The "medic's" in this dept. are all cross trained firefighter/paramedics. The job description is basically firefighter with paramedic responsibilites. We do not transport but the medics do ride along depending on the seriousness of the call. It's a decent "little" department if you don't mind doing the occasional fire call with alot of BLS/ALS runs. My unit, Quint 1, did over 2,500 runs last year. Busiest in the town and maybe comparable to many in New England, big cities included. Oh, when our "Quint" get's a medical run, the medic can transport and then we're unvailable (unless pressed into service for a "job", or if we come upon something) until we meet up with the medic at the hospital, resupply and then go available. We run 3-4 per Quint depending on the shift.

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    Oh, but the pay is one of the highest in the area, especially with our new contract...It's probably one of the reason's I don't go anywhere else. It would be too much of a pay cut to leave... $43,000-$60,000. I came from PA when the starting salary was a little above $35,000. It's a few years before you hit top step. Not bad for the cost of living in Northcentral Connecticut.
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    Question EMT-EMS Qualifications

    I am gong to be taking the EMT course and will be done in february.
    What other training or qualifications would I need to get a Job?

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    Default Training needed?

    I am assuming you don't have any experience. If that is the case, in many larger city fire dept's, you don't need any formal training. The smaller the dept. the more qualification you may need due to the minimal amount of people they hire on a regular basis. Many fire dept's are now hiring at the minimum, EMT's. If you look at the career section in here, you will notice many are for positions that include firefighter/paramedic. You just have to search for a dept. that is accepting application's for firefighter recruit only or with EMT training. I would suggest, if you can, to get volunteer experience because they can help you train, pay for training/courses etc., and sometimes give you the experiences you need to get a better handle on what the fire service is all about.
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