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 worked at Southern Berks Regional EMS full-time
The only positive thing I can say about this company is that I enjoyed working with the other EMTs and paramedics.
none of the management can be trusted to follow through on anything they say. Despite being given direct evidence of incompetence and dishonesty among supervisory staff, the Director refused to take any action against them. numerous violations of state and federal laws and regulations were either overlooked or covered up. There was absolutely no concern for any staff complaints about working conditions or malfunctioning equipment. The company has been teetering on financial collapse for over five years due to mismanagement.
Advice to Management
The only thing that could make any difference in this company is to clean house from the Director to the supervisors. Unfortunately it probably will take an entirely new Board of Directors to make any change.
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