Hello All, I was wondering if there are any pleasant EMTs other than yourselves? I have been lurking at several EMS forums and I cannot believe the piss poor attitudes regarding the business, schooling, nurses, patients, and the world in general. I also notice how unfriendly some of them are to fellow EMTs and they seem so resentful and negative toward those looking forward to beginning a career. I'm afraid to post. My enthusiasm may get me flamed. Some people are just asking simple questions about schooling and getting responses like "lemme guess, you just want to work on a private ambulance service" kind of crap. Glad I didn't post since that is kinda what I was thinking of doing. Please tell me there are friendly medics. The paramedics on some of these forums seem so eager to boast about their skills/experience but are condescending to anyone who wants to enter their ranks, suggesting that only certain people can cut it and they are quick to make a prediction that certain posters don't have what it takes. What am I getting myself into with this business? I just sent a letter of interest to an ambulance service near me. I recently became certified as an NREMT-B. I have been responding to calls with my local Fire/Rescue but we are really slow right now - I have had two calls in three weeks. Am I going to hate the people in this business? So far I have liked all of the people I have met in person. The internet, not so much. What can you guys tell me? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!