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is it too late to become a EMT/EMS ...?

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by peklat, May 9, 2007.

  1. peklat

    peklat

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    I'de like to change my line of work when I go back home (Philippines)... is it too late to become a EMt/EMS? I am a 36 yld.... can anyone tell me what is the posibility? like what are the basic requirements...etc?
     
  2. RN911EMTP

    RN911EMTP GlockMedic

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    Not ot old at all. Contact your local community college. Down here in FL, EMT school is a college semester long, but you will need to take an entrance exam. If no local Community Colleges are around, just ask one of your local EMT's. Good luck.
     

  3. peklat

    peklat

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    thank you for your early reply dooods..... nice to know if their is anymore comment.

    Actually thats my plan by next year.... I dont know if you knew a school name PSEMT ..... I reallly don't know where to start when the times come.

    ... again thank you
     
  4. peklat

    peklat

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    you said entrance exam.... like what..? Like to know more about it.
     
  5. RN911EMTP

    RN911EMTP GlockMedic

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    Never heard of that school. In Florida, at least at our local college you have to take an entrance test that, if my mind serves me correctly, is called FBAT....Florida Basic Abilities Test. Basically it wants to know if you have the cognitive skills to perform the job. This is in addition to a High School Diploma or GED, College application, FBI background/fingerprint fee and program application.
     
  6. mylt1

    mylt1

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    since your in the middle east and are returning home do you know anything about the EMS system in your home land? maybe you could call one of the fire dept.s there and they can actually point you in the right direction.
     
  7. peklat

    peklat

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    thanks to all your reply.... i might be home sometimes next year..... pray for me na lang ... i hope I will pass the exam
     
  8. 4095fanatic

    4095fanatic

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    FYI, we have a guy well past 60 still driving an ambulance at our station... no such thing as "too old" in this profession!
     
  9. Skintop911

    Skintop911 Uber-Practical

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    EMTs that are older, more mature, and have more life experience are highly desirable.
     
  10. peklat

    peklat

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    its a very positive.... for my side to know all your input..... I just resign yesterday from my present work... to continue my dream..... at early time. thank you guys.... I will be back home within this week. I will let you know what will happen next.

    again.... thank you
     
  11. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    We have a firefighter who is in his 70s.....


    Scott