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FutureParamedicPete

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About FutureParamedicPete

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    Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
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    Pre-Hospital Medicine, Meteorology, Technology and Photography

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  1. Hello, I have been in contact with my local branch of St. John Ambulance in regards to volunteering as a Medical First Responder, and have been told that they will train me to their Advanced Medical First Responder level of first aid. My question is: would volunteering with St. John Ambulance help me improve my first aid skills, and (possibly) land me future employment with a paramedic service in Ontario? I was also told that I must be at least 16 (which I am exactly that age), and they would pay for any certification(s) I would require to volunteer with them. The only license they won't pay for is a driver's license, which is required to drive the ambulance (I already have my G1 and passed an MTO-certified Driver's Education course, so getting the required license shouldn't be too hard for me.)  Regards,  FutureParamedicPete
  2. Hello, I have been in contact with my local branch of St. John Ambulance in regards to volunteering as a Medical First Responder, and have been told that they will train me to their Advanced Medical First Responder level of first aid. My question is: would volunteering with St. John Ambulance help me improve my first aid skills, and (possibly) land me future employment with a paramedic service in Ontario? I was also told that I must be at least 16 (which I am exactly that age), and they would pay for any certification(s) I would require to volunteer with them. The only license they won't pay for is a driver's license, which is required to drive the ambulance (I already have my G1 and passed an MTO-certified Driver's Education course, so getting the required license shouldn't be too hard for me.) Regards, FutureParamedicPete
  3. Hi ExercMed, Thanks for your reply! From what I've seen, I would need to have a Class "F" licence, Senior-level Chemistry and Biology, Grade 12 English, as well as the Standard First Aid CPR-C certification to enroll in a PCP program within the province of Ontario (the program is 2-years in length and prepares those taking it with the knowledge required to attempt the Advanced-Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) examination.regulated by the Ministry.) I can't seem to find a resource from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) about enrolling in an Ontario PCP program with an option of prerequisites being only an EMR certification and high school diploma. From my understanding, you're saying that if I have my EMR certification as well as my OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma), I would be eligible to enroll in a PCP program and afterwards attempt the provincial licensing exam. Is this correct? If it is, can you please provide me with an accurate resource(s) where I can find this information? Thanks again, FutureParamedicPete
  4. Hello, I am currently a grade 11 student at an Ontario secondary school with an interest in Pre-Hospital Medicine. I am trying to figure out a way to get into the field. I have a fellow student who is currently doing a co-operative education placement with a paramedic service within the province. Would this be the best way to get into the field (once I turn 18)? I have done some research on some training, and have found the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program through the Canadian Red Cross. I have researched the program and have found it meets the National Occupational Competency Profile for Emergency Medical Responder set by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Would this also be a good place to start? Any help is appreciated! Thank you, FutureParamedicPete
  5. Hello, I'm looking for some recommendations on textbooks with subject matter in Pre-Hospital Medicine. I would prefer them to be Canadian textbooks, as I live in the province of Ontario, Canada. If possible, please provide a link to the product page on http://www.amazon.ca. Thank you, Peter Potvin
  6. Hello, I am currently a grade 11 student at an Ontario secondary school with an interest in Pre-Hospital Medicine. I am trying to figure out a way to get into the field. I have a fellow student who is currently doing a co-operative education placement with a paramedic service within the province. Would this be the best way to get into the field (once I turn 18)? I have done some research on some training, and have found the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program through the Canadian Red Cross. I have researched the program and have found it meets the National Occupational Competency Profile for Emergency Medical Responder set by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Would this also be a good place to start? Any help is appreciated! Thank you, potvinp
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