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Just to set facts straight! It takes a year to become an EMT. And it takes 2 years to become a Paramedic! It takes a few weeks to become a firefighting or police officer. With that said I am in no way down playing what they do. I am however correcting your misconception of " not much education to become an EMT". Also just a little fact. Did you know that an R.N. and a paramedic both have 2 years of school? There is a reason they are try to turn Medics into firefighters and not turn firefighters into medics. Hope I have cleared up some confusion on your part.
No some of those ....... will be saving yours when you are dieing!
Chinaberry25- You my friend are very ignorant if you believe that it is easy to become an EMT! And as for very little education, again you are wrong. It takes a year for one to go from the street to becoming an EMT, it also takes another year to go from EMT to paramedic. Not much education? Did you know that most of your R.N.' s that are working only have a 2 yr degree? So when you compare Paramedics to R.N.'s remember they both have two years of education. My question to to is why is it they are wanting to train the Medics to become firefighter and not firefighters to become medics? Why? Because it is EASIER to train to become a firefighter than it is a Medic. So please get your facts straight before speaking!
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