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Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
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    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rural/Metro in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, 2 weeks latter I received a call to schedule an interview for the next day. Had my interview and was told I should hear back the following week but didn't hear from anyone. I was asked about things that were in both my application and resume, I felt like no one had read either. I was asked to give copies of my certifications and sign electronic agreements before I sat for my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • It was very standard questioning a few how would you handle this patient etc. the rest was standard interview questions why do you want to work here etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Post Biller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Rural/Metro in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was great very detailed and friendly staff only issue I had was that overtime was mentioned and I have been there foe a month and have not even heard a peep about working overtime which was the main selling point for me to take this position. The hiring process was horrendous it took them over a month to schedule me for a my drug test and background check and when I got a call back I almost did not get the job because I had to give my current employer 2 weeks notice and the lack of communication is very frustrating I forfeited 120 hours of vacation time from my previous employer because I did not give 30 days notice because R/M wanted me to start ASAP their company they out source to do urine screens is very in accurate they sent a report to HR stating I came up positive before I even took a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were very straight forward and to the point.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not very good I was offered about $1000 less than what I earn and told that this was the most they could pay me when I stated I would at least want to be paid as much as I currently make in order to cover my expenses
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Rural/Metro.

    Interview Details

    I was hired over ten years ago, but the current process, as I understand it involves a online application, vetted through the corporate office. Local interview occur after that, usually within 6 months of the application. The interview lasts approx 45 minutes, and is fairly industry standard: "where do you see yourself in 5 years?", etc. A basic DOJ background check, urine test, and a lift test are also included in the process. The lift test is approx 100 lbs, from several positions, as well as a simulated gurney lift.

    Interview Questions
    • There are different protocol/operational questions based on the SD County EMS protocols. They are different for the EMT and paramedic hires. Be aware of the restraint policy; it sounds commonly used.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Take it or leave it. If you have outside experience you may be able get a couple of steps increase upon hire, but don't hold your breath unless Wayne (local GM) likes you.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Paramedic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Rural/Metro.

    Interview Details

    Simple medical scenario, panel interview with peers.

    Negotiation Details
    Flat rate based on demand and experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    EMT-Basic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rural/Metro in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with two current employees (long standing) and we went over basic "fire interview" types of questions. "Who is our customer?" Question involving possible conflict with a partner or supervisors, what would you do. Also, I was given two scenarios and asked what I would do and why. Pretty easy, nothing too complex.

    Interview Questions
    • I heard some people kinda choke on the question "Who is our customer?" You have to keep in mind that most companies want you to value everyone you come in contact with. Not just the patient, but the facility staff, the family of the patient, etc. Pretty much...everyone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They said that the rate was non negotiable. Unfortunately it seems as though now a days that companies feel that if you dont want the job, someone else will. That is the way it is at RM too because so many people want to get in and work with the company that has the contract with the City of SD. Working for RM for 6 month to a year is a "highly desirable" quality when applying with SDFD.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    EMT-Basic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Rural/Metro in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by two existing employees, given various scenarios and questions about the ability to perform under working conditions. I mean- let's get real here: every kid wants to be a firefighter, so they gotta be an EMT first. Much cheaper to keep it all understaffed, and treat nurses poorly because they cost money.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk into a hospital room with a patient, the bed's not ready. What do you do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Emergency Medical Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Rural/Metro in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    simple process, but it helped I have an FD job at the site they are contracted,, background check and drug test take the longest. pay was not negotiable, ended up being a good job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    EMT-Basic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yuma, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yuma, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rural/Metro in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Single interview after application. Interview was board type interview (3 interviewers). Medical and STAR type questions aimed at behavior discovery.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions were regarding step by step use of specific equipment. For instance, how to set up and administer a nebulizer. Dosage, etc. How would I handle a patient in a nursing home on a BLS transport that was unconscious if the nurse was not in the room and my partner was also an EMT and the patient had obviously fallen from her bed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    EMT's generally start at minimum wage. You may ask for a little more, but won't get much. This company now has a union.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    EMT-Basic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rural/Metro in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    went in filled out application, talked with the scheduling supervisor, had a interview and done all the paperwork, they sent it to the corporate office and as soon as my background and mvr back i was offered a full time position, interview prossess wasnt bad, have a positive attitude and be truthful, and the applicant shouldnt have any problems

    Interview Questions
    • why do you want to work for rural/metro and not another service   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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