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Are there any departments out there campus or municipal that require their officers to have EMT-B certification? If so what type of compensation does your department offer you after you complete the training?
 

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Hamilton PD requires you to be an EMT. The PD runs the ambulance in town. You get extra pay per week for being a EMT.
 

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South Hadley PO's are EMT's. They run half the ambulance :doctor: . Other half is Water distrcit 1 Fire Dept. They (PO's) get paid $8.00 extra per ambulance call and that is it. Nothing for recert or con ed or anything and with fees going up the $8.00 per ambulance calls just pays for the recert and con ed classes. So they are realy doing it for free.
 

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I am an EMT-B, however it is not a requirement in my deparment and I get no compensation for the certification. Probably becasue the Fire Department right across the street. :sh:
 

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Northeastern University does as well
NU gives you $.50 per hour increase. Must get certified within 1 year of hire. If you do not you are still on probation and do not gat any raise until completed.
 

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Tisbury requires all FT officers to be EMT-B's presently. The island of Martha's Vineyard is all volunteer EMS and Fire, so it is useful to have. Paid EMT refresher and free con ed, but i don't think there is any annual compensation as of now.
 

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I am a Trooper and a certified EMT and I actually find that there is very little call for my EMT training. Most of the time I find myself doing more police functions that forstall any attempt to do EMT-type work. Setting up flare-lines, securing scenes etc. In fact, only once in the last three years have I so much as applied a bandage to someone. This is probably also due to a fast response time from local ambulance companies and fire departments. I can, however, see the value in EMT certified officers, particulary in rural areas with long response times. By the way, the Mass SP gives nothing extra to EMT-certified Troopers. :cry:
 

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My department does not require EMT cert, however, will pay $300 a year bonus if you have/get/maintain it. That's not bad...........$5.76 a week, or $1.15 extra per workday. That's enough for one item off the Value menu's at the burger joints!
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My old department had no requirement, but if you did get EMT certification, you also received 3% in pay. Selectmen as usual brought it up during contract negotiations.
 

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I actually find that there is very little call for my EMT training. Most of the time I find myself doing more police functions that forstall any attempt to do EMT-type work. Setting up flare-lines, securing scenes etc. I can, however, see the value in EMT certified officers, particulary in rural areas with long response times.
I would agree w/ Killjoy. I rarely use my EMT Training while on Patrol, also due to the fact that we have a few crazy intersections in town that I wouldn't dare turn my back to as well as excellent response times from our FD. I get the chance every now and then at the Tweeter Ctr. while working the Police Detail. Event EMS usually takes a few minutes to make their way through all the people and traffic in the parking lots. I too do not receive any kind of stipend. :cry:
 

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Non union personnel receive $1200.00 dollars a year which turns into about $745.00 after taxes. Union personnel receive .10 cents and hour or something like that.
 

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Here at Tufts, you are not required to be an EMT. If you are, you recieve an extra $.50 per hour. They do not pay for recert or con ed.

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