I was hired part time as an EMT-B. I was able to work full time hours almost every week. Due to a relatively high turn over rate, there were always hours available. Some weeks it was possible to work over 50 or 60 hours. Most of the had great personalities and were very knowledgeable. The company is very laid back and does not micro manage. The company is also very flexible.
TRANSPORTS!! This company does a lot of transports when compared to other companies around it. They even go as far as to take the second 911 truck out of service in order to do more transports. The company is also guilty of violating multiple state and federal laws. The union has also fought for employees that, morally, should have lost their jobs AND their license to practice. The company also has a very lacking orientation program and that often doesn't even get you to all the stations. If you take a job here, be wary of the practice of others. Know what is right and stand your ground.
Advice to Management
Get rid of the union, make sure ALL state and federal laws are enforced, and get more transport trucks that strictly do transports so you're not taking a 911 truck out of service for a transport that could wait.
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Southern Berks Regional EMS.
There was no formal interview process. I had several informal discussions with a member of management outside of the company that led to a part-time position. When a full-time position became availableI was moved from part-time to full-time. I filled out the application after I was hired and completed training programs reired by law at the start of employment with the person in charge of the training could fit in the time.
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