Well, after being an EMT at a Casino in FL for 3 years, I finally decided that I had enough and I got a job with a private ambulance service here that runs 911 calls with Fire/ALS. The EMS Coordinator that hired me told me to take everything I learned in school and throw it out the window because things are different in the street. Does that make sense? I have plenty of experience with medical calls, but I have very little experience with trauma calls. I had one open fx humerus and several really gnarly lacerations. I guess I will just have to learn that stuff the hard way. I also have my first code under my belt, CPR'ed our A's off but pt was DRT. Any advice for a new (to the street) EMT? I also have to buy new pants and boots, any recommendations welcome!