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Mr. Ajax
06-11-2006, 22:38
I'm enlisting at the end of the month under MOS 68whiskey (formerly 98w) as an Army health care specialist. Unfortunately for me there is a lot of confusion about this MOS due to the # change so finding good info is difficult at best. This MOS also branches off in many many different actual jobs from combat medic to xray tech, so I'm having a hard time defining a definitive training path to request.

so here come the many questions...

1. There are two specific roles I would like to fill within this MOS, either a Combat Medic (or line medic) or a Air Assault Medic (I believe that's the current term for dust-off) does anyone know anything about either specialty? who you talk too? how you apply? if I can have it in my contract?

2. The army also offers a PA program to 68w's but it appears to be something you can get into later on, I'm having trouble getting definitive information about that as well. do we have any army PAs on the boards?

3. I'm already a VA state certified EMT-Basic , and I'm well into my NREMT-I class. The first 2 months of AIT for 68w is a NREMT-B class, but If I take my NREMT-B test before I leave for basic I can skip the first two months of AIT, giving me just under 5 months of training instead. Would you recommend skipping part of AIT or not, and why?

4. Housing. When exactly can I have my wife come join me? Can she come after AIT? or does it have to wait until I'm done with all training? Can I take my first leave after AIT? It's hard to get answers to this as well.

5. Airborne. I dont really understand the airborne option... It seems like a kicker anyone can add to their training. Is that the case. Are there any benefits to going airborne, or any drawbacks? It seems like it would be exciting, and I'll probably do it for the hell of it.

6. Sign on bonuses. How are they distributed? How can you make sure you get the largest bonus that you're entitled to for your MOS? How much can you expect?


thanks for your time, this is a huge decision and I want to make sure I go into it informed.

FDC
06-12-2006, 07:27
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
I'm enlisting at the end of the month under MOS 68whiskey (formerly 98w) as an Army health care specialist. Unfortunately for me there is a lot of confusion about this MOS due to the # change so finding good info is difficult at best. This MOS also branches off in many many different actual jobs from combat medic to xray tech, so I'm having a hard time defining a definitive training path to request.

so here come the many questions...

1. There are two specific roles I would like to fill within this MOS, either a Combat Medic (or line medic) or a Air Assault Medic (I believe that's the current term for dust-off) does anyone know anything about either specialty? who you talk too? how you apply? if I can have it in my contract?

2. The army also offers a PA program to 68w's but it appears to be something you can get into later on, I'm having trouble getting definitive information about that as well. do we have any army PAs on the boards?

3. I'm already a VA state certified EMT-Basic , and I'm well into my NREMT-I class. The first 2 months of AIT for 68w is a NREMT-B class, but If I take my NREMT-B test before I leave for basic I can skip the first two months of AIT, giving me just under 5 months of training instead. Would you recommend skipping part of AIT or not, and why?

4. Housing. When exactly can I have my wife come join me? Can she come after AIT? or does it have to wait until I'm done with all training? Can I take my first leave after AIT? It's hard to get answers to this as well.

5. Airborne. I dont really understand the airborne option... It seems like a kicker anyone can add to their training. Is that the case. Are there any benefits to going airborne, or any drawbacks? It seems like it would be exciting, and I'll probably do it for the hell of it.

6. Sign on bonuses. How are they distributed? How can you make sure you get the largest bonus that you're entitled to for your MOS? How much can you expect?


thanks for your time, this is a huge decision and I want to make sure I go into it informed.

I can't help with many of your questions, but here goes.

1. You won't be able to get that in a contract. At best you'll be able to get your MOS and duty station. The only medical MOS I've really worked with are the 91Ws, not familiar with the 68W or 98W. As far as I know, the flight medics are standard 91Ws with more training--could be wrong, though-let someone more qualified than me answer.

2. Not qualified to answer, but the program does exist.

3. Not real familiar with the medical training side. On the whole I would always recommend more time in the Army, to get used to the lifestyle. However, training environments suck so if you can chop 2 months of training off that would be good. UNLESS, there is a possibility of you actually doing more advanced training while you're waiting for others to catch up. Someone more qualified than me, needs to help on this.

4. Your wife will come after you get assigned to your 1st duty station, unless you get assigned to an unaccompanied tour(1 year) Korea unit. This is either after AIT, or airborne school if you do it. Not sure what you mean by additional training. Yes, you take leave after AIT.

5. The airborne option is offered mainly to those MOSs who are actually assigned to airborne units. The Army is looking to fill several new airborne units, and it also wants to keep a pool of airborne qualified folks in the non jumping side of the Army, as well. Getting airborne in your contract does not automatically mean you are going to an airborne unit. Being airborne qualified in an airborne units will give you an extra $150 a month, the chance to wear a red hat, the chance to wear some very uncomfortable boots with your Class-A uniform, the opportunity to spend hours sitting in the cold or heat, an increased chance to injure/kill yourself during routine training, the need to run farther because you're "AI-RB-OR-NE", sore back, sore knees, and something to hold over people that say "man I wish I had taken that airborne option". If you can get it, go for it.

6. Some MOSs don't have squat for bonuses. I don't know current amounts/slash options. Everything is computerized now, you will get the appropriate bonus for your MOS, options, and qualifications.


I would keep an open mind when you go to enlist and reserve your MOS. Remember that job openings are based upon needs of the Army, available training, and THEN your desires. Obviously don't sign anything unless you think you'd be happy doing it.


Sorry I couldn't help more:frown:

Good luck!

AirAssault
06-12-2006, 12:02
check this forum out: http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/cfrm/f/56919758

;)

jmshady
06-12-2006, 21:44
I was a 91B then 91W from 1995-2005 I will try to answer as best as possible.

1) the Flight Medic is I believe under the 91W ASI (additional skill identifier) H6. It is additional training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. You can get it with reenlistment.

2) The PA program you apply for through AMMED Recruiters. When you get to your permenant duty station you can get your information.

3) If you challange and pass the NREMT-B or have youe NREMT-I you can "fast track" that portion of the class. that will leave you some where around 14 weeks of training left. As far as skipping the training to each his own. My advice would be to take it and keep your mouth shut. Your instructors could give a s**t about what you know and it could give you problems. Plus everyone can use refresher training.

4) What he said.

5) If you want Airborne (OPT 4), or Ranger (OPT 40), you have to get it in your contract when you enlist or kiss it goodbye. Visit www.Armyparatrooper.org for that info.

6) Ask your recruiter.

Have you asked your Recruiter these questions? If not you need to. Good luck.

Mr. Ajax
06-12-2006, 23:13
I'll be getting airborne in my contract, but as far as rangers go, i cant apply for that later?

the only thing is I've got some credit problems to fix (I'm not in that deep, by the time I get my sign in bonus and get back from AIT it'll be fixed) and I know they require a secret security clearence, and credit problems will hold you back from that...

Mr. Ajax
06-13-2006, 00:52
Originally posted by AirAssault
check this forum out: http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/cfrm/f/56919758

;)

THANK YOU!

Horned Toad
06-13-2006, 12:37
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
THANK YOU!

http://www.armyranger.com/bb/ will have the answers on an optn 40, you may or may not qualify for a clearance

Cavalry Doc
06-18-2006, 17:08
Hey Hero,

First of all thanks for considering a career in the United States Army!

I am an Army Physician Assistant that is just about retired (12 days left on Active Duty).

Some good advice:

#1 The best way to tell that a recruiter is lying or mistaken is when their lips are moving.

God love 'em though. They have a tough job, and not everyone knows everything.

68W does not equal "Medical Specialist". It is "Combat Medic". You will be assigned (depending on any directly addressed stipulations in your contract) to the needs of the Army. If it's not written, it's not there. Right now, the Army needs guys in front line positions in all forms of combat arms.

It's a great place to start, but not the best place to finish. Ask any 1SG 91W that is retiring. Not much to look forward too.

If you want to be a PA, you may want to check out the possibility of getting accepted to a PA Program and then applying for a ROTC scholorship or even just going ahead and taking student loans and then joining for a direct commission and getting student loan repayment.

Check out the latest information on

http://www.usarec.army.mil/armypa/

Good luck, and thanks for serving! :patriot:

I've been a PA in the Army for 10+ years. I love it. I have loved it. I'm gonna miss it. It's the best job in the Army. At least my next job will be with the VA, so at least I get to take care of Veterans.

Doc

FDC
06-18-2006, 19:38
Originally posted by Cavalry Doc
Hey Hero,

First of all thanks for considering a career in the United States Army!

I am an Army Physician Assistant that is just about retired (12 days left on Active Duty).

Some good advice:

God love 'em though. They have a tough job, and not everyone knows everything.

68W does not equal "Medical Specialist". It is "Combat Medic". You will be assigned (depending on any directly addressed stipulations in your contract) to the needs of the Army. If it's not written, it's not there. Right now, the Army needs guys in front line positions in all forms of combat arms.

It's a great place to start, but not the best place to finish. Ask any 1SG 91W that is retiring. Not much to look forward too.

If you want to be a PA, you may want to check out the possibility of getting accepted to a PA Program and then applying for a ROTC scholorship or even just going ahead and taking student loans and then joining for a direct commission and getting student loan repayment.

Check out the latest information on

http://www.usarec.army.mil/armypa/

Good luck, and thanks for serving! :patriot:

I've been a PA in the Army for 10+ years. I love it. I have loved it. I'm gonna miss it. It's the best job in the Army. At least my next job will be with the VA, so at least I get to take care of Veterans.

Doc

Sir,
Awesome reply, you gave some great, medical field specific, advice to Mr Ajax.

Except for one thing "#1 The best way to tell that a recruiter is lying or mistaken is when their lips are moving."
If you haven't been a recruiter, STFU. Way to piss on a bunch of NCOs that are working there tails off WAY outside their MOS. Plenty of recruiters out there would love to head to Iraq/A'stan just to get away from USAREC.
If you're ever around Bragg, Germany, Korea, Stewart, Hood, Drum, Campbell, or Carson, PM me for some names. Ask the Soldiers I put in, if I was lying to them whenever I "moved my lips". Many of them have been deployed at least twice, ask them how their recruiter lied to them. Hell, I even ran into I guy I put in in Baghdad--He said he appreciated everything I had done for him.

I'll admit there are some lying POS recruiters out there, but that is a pretty broad brush you're painting with PA.

Cavalry Doc
06-18-2006, 20:00
FDC,

Thought I made it clear. OOPS. Any recruiter is way over worked, way underpayed, pressured to succeed, & doing their best to do their job. They are mostly great Americans, doing their countries work to the best of their abilities. Granted, the stories you are most likely to hear are the negative ones. No one mentions when it's 15 degrees below zero in Hohenfels about how honest their recruiter was.

That being said.....I still stand by my advice. "STFU" is not a very persuasive point in a debate.

I'd only trust what I read, not what I was told. Not every recruiter is as ethical as FDC.

I'll grant that I'm kind of new at all of this military stuff. I've only been doing it for 20 years.

FDC, really no hard feelings, and no insult meant.

Doc
:cowboy:

Mr. Ajax
06-22-2006, 18:01
just thought I'd update and let you know that I enlisted on tuesday, I'm now a member of the U.S. Army, albeit a maggot :D

91w, I leave for benning 13 july.

jmshady
06-22-2006, 18:14
Congrats, and thank you for your willingness to step up and serve.

Ritchie
07-02-2006, 00:24
I came in in 1995 as a 91K lab Tech.
but before I could train as a kilo I had to train as a bravo (91 bravo) medic. 91 b later changed to 91W. now they are changing again I think

I know it did not branch off into x-ray tech. X-ray techs have their own school.

When I was in combat medic it was 2 months of school.
then I went to lab school(we claimed to "stick" you right) for 6 months and then 6 months OJT.

I had friends who went to x-ray school (claiming they know all the "positions")

then there is also Respiratory tech school (claimbing they don't breath heavy). and so on and so forth.

then there is psych school (claiming they get to "know" you good)

as a regular medic (91b, 91w , 68w, or whatever they want to call themselves)
you will see the following depending on where you are stationed.
Medic, (combat medic if you want to sound cool)
Receptionist at the local troop medical clinic.
or giving shots at the local TMC
or you can be doing lots of different things really.
taking vitals, checking in patients
cleaning poop in the hospital.
But you wil not perform x-ray or do lab work or do respiratory work.

Those jobs are reserved for the other MOS.


You want to b a PA? you can me any MOS. all you gotta do is put in the packet to apply. You do not have to be in the medical field. although it would help. And there is a rumor going around that lab techs are the most successful at passing PA school. be careful with chemistry....... that one almost took me out. I got my packet from my local personnell office. some forts have the packets at the education office.

anyway If you are going to be a pa.... its all good.
If you are going to retire from the army and never work after that....then being a medic is all good.

but if you plan on getting out as an army medic...... you better get your NREMT because getting out as a medic without your NREMT means you probably wont be getting much of a job.

your best bet is to get one of the other MOS.
x-ray
respiratory
laboratory


as lab you can branch off.
you can get your MLT and just work in a lab
you can get your MT and run a lab
you can get your HT and do histology
you can get your CT and do cytology
you can get you ______ and do blood banking (i forget what the credentials are)


ps my recruiter never lied to me.

Ritchie
07-02-2006, 00:43
3. I'm already a VA state certified EMT-Basic , and I'm well into my NREMT-I class. The first 2 months of AIT for 68w is a NREMT-B class, but If I take my NREMT-B test before I leave for basic I can skip the first two months of AIT, giving me just under 5 months of training instead. Would you recommend skipping part of AIT or not, and why? they probably won't let you skip the first two months. It is in your best interest to not skip anyway.

4. Housing. When exactly can I have my wife come join me? Can she come after AIT? or does it have to wait until I'm done with all training? Can I take my first leave after AIT? It's hard to get answers to this as well. not sure when she can join you. I had two months of medic and 6 months of lab. And a couple weeks wait here and there. So my total was about 9 months in ait. some of my colleagues had their family with them. let me give you some important advice. You are going to fort Sam houston. What happens in fort Sam Houston.....STAYS in fort Sam Houston. Leave the wife at home. I will not say anymore than that.... oh and of course try to bring your POV.

5. Airborne. I dont really understand the airborne option... It seems like a kicker anyone can add to their training. Is that the case. Are there any benefits to going airborne, or any drawbacks? It seems like it would be exciting, and I'll probably do it for the hell of it. get it in your contract. start running. have strong legs. It will help you later on in your career if you have the tab

6. Sign on bonuses. How are they distributed? How can you make sure you get the largest bonus that you're entitled to for your MOS? How much can you expect? how much they are depends on your mos. but you get half after getting an mos. the other half you will be getting yearly for the rest of your enlistment. (at least that is how it was when I was in)



Fort Sam Houston Girl to guy Ratio is no longer 6 to 1.
it stopped being 6:1 around 1990-1993 (all the guys heard about it)
But you should have some fun.

kikr
07-02-2006, 20:26
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
I'm enlisting at the end of the month under MOS 68whiskey (formerly 98w) as an Army health care specialist. Unfortunately for me there is a lot of confusion about this MOS due to the # change so finding good info is difficult at best. This MOS also branches off in many many different actual jobs from combat medic to xray tech, so I'm having a hard time defining a definitive training path to request.

so here come the many questions...

1. There are two specific roles I would like to fill within this MOS, either a Combat Medic (or line medic) or a Air Assault Medic (I believe that's the current term for dust-off) does anyone know anything about either specialty? who you talk too? how you apply? if I can have it in my contract?

2. The army also offers a PA program to 68w's but it appears to be something you can get into later on, I'm having trouble getting definitive information about that as well. do we have any army PAs on the boards?

3. I'm already a VA state certified EMT-Basic , and I'm well into my NREMT-I class. The first 2 months of AIT for 68w is a NREMT-B class, but If I take my NREMT-B test before I leave for basic I can skip the first two months of AIT, giving me just under 5 months of training instead. Would you recommend skipping part of AIT or not, and why?

4. Housing. When exactly can I have my wife come join me? Can she come after AIT? or does it have to wait until I'm done with all training? Can I take my first leave after AIT? It's hard to get answers to this as well.

5. Airborne. I dont really understand the airborne option... It seems like a kicker anyone can add to their training. Is that the case. Are there any benefits to going airborne, or any drawbacks? It seems like it would be exciting, and I'll probably do it for the hell of it.

6. Sign on bonuses. How are they distributed? How can you make sure you get the largest bonus that you're entitled to for your MOS? How much can you expect?


thanks for your time, this is a huge decision and I want to make sure I go into it informed.

I completed 91WM6 training on 11Feb05. so I can answer a few of these for you.

1. Focus on completing your "whiskey" training if your dead set on receiving an ASI talk to your recruiter and see if its available right now. Worse case scenario you can apply for an ASI later or get it as a re-up bonus. If you cant get it in your enlistment contract talk to the career counselor at your permanent duty station.

2. I don't know about the PA program aside from its pretty intensive.

3. Great work on getting your NREMT before attending AIT, IF they'll let you you need to attend the entire course of training though. They may not let you though. Heres my rationale. Your nothing special, dont try to be treated like you are. I know that sounds harsh, but...i've seen too many pvt's get shafted because they thought they were special. You need to learn as much as possible before your held to task. If nothing else the discipline and exposure to military lifestyle will do you good.

4. During AIT, you can have weekend visits with your wife, if you earn them. A lot of the guys had their wife live in san antonio just so they could be with them on the weekends. It's worth it if you can afford it. You may be able to take leave after basic, though I recommend you go directly to AIT and then take leave after training. if your AIT is during the Christmas holidays you'll beable to take leave then. My recommendation is to go easy on the leave for the first year, keep a couple of weeks saved up for the stobors.

5. The easiest ways to get airborne status is to sign up either:
a. at enlistment, b. during basic training, c. during ait, d. at reenlistment. Its not a gurantee though, you have to qualify for it. It does have advantages, prestige, advancement, knowledge. The disadvantages is that you never see an old airborne soldier that doesnt have knee and or back problems.

6. I have no idea about bonuses. In 16 years the most I ever got was a coffee mug.

I hope that helps. The last thing I want to say is that you seem to be pretty highspeed and hardcore. Thats awesome, and keep it up, I wish I had more troops with your motivation. I have to offer you a couple of other words of wisdom though.

1. Listen to your Seargent, he's going to teach you how to stay alive. Ignore your barracks lawyers, they may show you an easier way to do something but it probally wont be the right way. Do the right thing every time.

2. Getting along with the Army is easy. Be in the right place, 10 minutes early, in the proper uniform, with your mouth shut and eyes open. Never try to just pass your APFT or to just qualify with your weapon. Always do your best, no matter how you feel.

3. Ignore anyone who tells you that "if the Army wanted you to have a wife they would have issued you one" Your wife has the toughest job in the house. You have to put up with the Army, she has to put up with the Army and with YOU.

4. As a Platoon Seargent I always told my Squad Leaders that there are 3 simple rules to leadership.

A. Soldiers and horses first.
B. Always exceed the standards, and expect your squad members to be better than you.
C. Those that demand respect have never earned it.

5. By volunteering for the Armed Services during wartime, and volunteering for an MOS that puts you into the line of fire so that others may live, you have already to become a hero. Dont win any medals, just come home.

Best of luck to you. Check six and come home safe.

KNEESINTHEBREEZ
07-05-2006, 20:55
Another good resource is the website in my signature. The resident doc there is a 91W and can give you more information than you probably would want. ;) Additionally, as you can tell by the name, there's plenty of info to be had regarding being an Airborne doc. :cool:

FDC
07-10-2006, 16:57
Originally posted by Cavalry Doc

I'd only trust what I read, not what I was told.

Gotcha Doc, It musta been that time of the month when I posted that. I think I was a little "thin skinned" on my response.:beer::freak: That bolded part is definitely true when dealing with all recruiters, though. You never know when the honest recruiter forgot something that may be explained better by reading the fine print.



CONGRATS, Mr Ajax!!!
3 Days til shipping, you ready?

Mr. Ajax
07-11-2006, 00:19
yeah, I'm ready

I dont think anyone can be fully mentally prepared for something like boot, but then again I guess the point is not to be.

I'll be fine, I will miss my wife tremendously, but what doesnt kill you makes you stronger. I plan on being strong.

FDC
07-11-2006, 18:06
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
yeah, I'm ready

I dont think anyone can be fully mentally prepared for something like boot, but then again I guess the point is not to be.

I'll be fine, I will miss my wife tremendously, but what doesnt kill you makes you stronger. I plan on being strong.

Make sure you work out the details with the recruiter on your wife's tricare enrollment, and how to get her an ID card. Considering how long your training is, it might be important especially if she doesn't already have health care. I used to have to take the spouses down to the local Navy base to get them enrolled(to include DOD stickers for the car) when the other half was in basic. I assume your wife already knows how to get in touch with the station commander at the recruiting station and your recruiter "just in case". The more info you can give, the better for those "just in case" scenarios at home.

Good luck, it might suck, but it will be over before you know it.

A_Swede_17_1911
07-11-2006, 22:20
Far as your wife enrollment in DEERS will be handled the week of inproccessing at Replacement. The Recruiter will have nothing to do with it. You will take all the documents that you use to enlist with you to basic and will use them to enroll your wife and dependents in to DEERS, which puts them in to the Tricare system.


enlistment bonuses change daily, I had a girl enlist yesterday for 91W and she did not recieve and enlistment bonus, but she did recieve the $72,000 total for the Army college fund, which is she wanted anyhow, so she was happy.



As far as Airborne options, they are only put on jobs that are need in an Airborne Unit, such as the brigades in Alaska, the 82nd and the 173rd and 509th.

Far as AIT goes, your wife will end up with you at your permament duty station once you have completed all your training. The Army will cover your expenses in your move, granted there are limits but they will cover the expenses.

Far as the 91W, your really dont get a choice if you are in a combat/field unit, or if your end up in a clinic or hospital. That will pretty much be needs of the army.

I am a recruiter in Tx, pm me if you have any questions

Mr. Ajax
07-12-2006, 01:32
well I leave tommorow, so questions are pretty much irrelevant for now, I've got to go with the flow

wish me luck!

FDC
07-12-2006, 20:24
Originally posted by A_Swede_17_1911
Far as your wife enrollment in DEERS will be handled the week of inproccessing at Replacement. The Recruiter will have nothing to do with it. You will take all the documents that you use to enlist with you to basic and will use them to enroll your wife and dependents in to DEERS, which puts them in to the Tricare system.




It's about time. They used to just do DEERS in reception, and dump Tricare on the recruiter. A hassle for the spouse, and the recruiter.

Mr. Ajax
10-07-2006, 12:33
I'm out of BCT now, Ft. Benning was a bit different... lol. A lot less dress right dress, a lot more battle drills. I'm currently stuck in pergatory..herm... reception at Ft. Sam for an unknown amount of time, but the guess is a long time...

the only thing I really hate about the army is reception. reception sucks, and I could be here until jan.



that will obviously give me more than 20 weeks here (heck, the one week I've already spent here puts me over 20) so I need to figure out if I'll be entitled to a PCS or not, and if I can get permenant duty station status or not, my wife is coming to san antonio in december, I'd like to spend more than just weekends with her...

jmshady
10-07-2006, 13:47
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
I'm out of BCT now, Ft. Benning was a bit different... lol. A lot less dress right dress, a lot more battle drills. I'm currently stuck in pergatory..herm... reception at Ft. Sam for an unknown amount of time, but the guess is a long time...

the only thing I really hate about the army is reception. reception sucks, and I could be here until jan.



that will obviously give me more than 20 weeks here (heck, the one week I've already spent here puts me over 20) so I need to figure out if I'll be entitled to a PCS or not, and if I can get permenant duty station status or not, my wife is coming to san antonio in december, I'd like to spend more than just weekends with her...

Congats on BCT. I would say that you would not be able to pcs to a school. Good luck and remember that military medicine is a different ball game than the civi side. Good Luck Soldier!!

Sapperstang
10-09-2006, 04:51
Congrats. When you say Benning I assume that was for jump school? If so I hope you get assigned to an airborne unit. Nothing worse than being a five jump chump your whole career. There is a big difference between being jump qualified and being a paratrooper on status.

Mr. Ajax
12-21-2006, 22:05
Im on christmas leave right now amd I'm moving the wife to san antonio during it. I',ve got 7 weeks left and I'm scheduled for Ft. Hood in my AKO, but that's all it says. I'm trying real hard to get into either flight school or M6 (though m6 is just a means to get into the AECP) and I'm at the very top of my class GPA wise (3rd out of 480 in Charlie) so I'm high speed and my 1SG is trying to make things happen for me. Now that I've started the whiskey side training I'm starting to like it, their EMT course is a joke. pathetic.

jmshady
12-22-2006, 14:46
Originally posted by Mr. Ajax
their EMT course is a joke. pathetic.

That EMT course is the backbone of all your training. Learn it and know it inside and out. If you do not it will come back to haunt you when you take the National Registry test. If you fail that you will be re classed and the test is very difficult. I know Paramedics that have failed it when taking it for a Primary Instructor class.