I've been considering becoming an EMT as a volunteer or part-time job. I spent several hours reading back through this forum, and, at this stage, I want to do a ride-along to see how I like it. Any advice on how to go about it or what to do would be appreciated. A bit about me: I'm in the Georgia Army National Guard and saw action in Iraq. Before deploying, I went to a Combat LifeSaver class (40 hrs, similar to first responder), and I've kept my certification current. However, I wasn't really comfortable with my level of training, and that really struck home when one of the guys on patrol with me got shot. Since I was a gunner, I continued to provide security while the soldier was treated and then driven 45 minutes back to base over rough roads. So, I want to play a more active role in my community, and I also really want to get a higher level of training. What do I need to know about Georgia State Laws? What is an EMT-B authorized to do in our state? What does a guy with that cert just starting out usually do? Is EMT-I required for ambulance work in my state? And, is there anything special I need to know before requesting a ride-along with a local company?