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  • Able Bodied
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    The 150 NATS refer to is the initial intake (phase 1) of the planned 350. Who said 850 ?

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  • Boomer
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    Originally posted by Able Bodied View Post
    Doesn't seem to be any substance in the rumour, but the HSE being who they are you never know. If DF medics think there's money in the private Ambulance services, you'd wanna see what we earn in the NATIONAL Ambulance Service :wink: Outta curiosity, is there a shortage of DF medics volunteering for UN service and what are the chances of RDF personnel with civilian paramedic qualifications filling the void, if one exists.

    By the way !

    The HSE will be recruiting 350 trainee paramedics during the year 2007 for those of you in the PDF thinking of a career change
    Ah the famous numbers game, Im hearing various sources quoting


    150 (Nats)

    350 (you)

    850 (surely a typo!!!)

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
    due to the internship requirements of the current PHECC EMT/Paramedic course, its rare that DF medics do their ambulance hours on DFB ambulances.

    simply because there is usually a DFB intern on the ambulance working up his hours. there just isn't the capacity in dublin to allow DFB and DF interns work up their hours. so the DF use the HSE services in other areas of the country.

    however, the DFB certainly have no problems working with DF medics as they have always been found to be highly professional and extremely competent in their skills, i have been told. ( and importantly have same sense of humour and mindset from being another uniformed body so fit into fire station routines very easily )
    Plus that fact that many DFB personnel are either former PDF or RDF.

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  • X-RayOne
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    due to the internship requirements of the current PHECC EMT/Paramedic course, its rare that DF medics do their ambulance hours on DFB ambulances.

    simply because there is usually a DFB intern on the ambulance working up his hours. there just isn't the capacity in dublin to allow DFB and DF interns work up their hours. so the DF use the HSE services in other areas of the country.

    however, the DFB certainly have no problems working with DF medics as they have always been found to be highly professional and extremely competent in their skills, i have been told. ( and importantly have same sense of humour and mindset from being another uniformed body so fit into fire station routines very easily )

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  • Able Bodied
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    Originally posted by debullet View Post
    I did my EMT course with the DFB and im in the Air Corps. Its in the last couple of years that all members of PDF do their course with the HSE.
    Unless the Army aren't sending anyone on the Paramedic course, all we get in HSE Dublin is Air Corps. :wink:

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  • debullet
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    I did my EMT course with the DFB and im in the Air Corps. Its in the last couple of years that all members of PDF do their course with the HSE.

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  • Able Bodied
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    DF personnel on the EMT(B) course usually do the 6 month on the job training with Dublin Fire Brigade (on their ambulances).
    Correction ! Army medics do their internship with DFB and the Air Corps and Naval service with the HSE.

    FYI, The EMT (B) Course has now been replaced with the Paramedic course (Not to be confused with the Advanced Paramedic Course)
    Last edited by Able Bodied; 6 January 2007, 16:47.

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  • armedboarder
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    DF personnel on the EMT(B) course usually do the 6 month on the job training with Dublin Fire Brigade (on their ambulances).
    Now Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick.
    FYI

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  • armedboarder
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    Originally posted by The Joker View Post
    Any idea when this will be advertised?

    Only in every colege in the land Circa results time.
    Last edited by armedboarder; 6 January 2007, 04:32.

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  • DeV
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    DF personnel on the EMT(B) course usually do the 6 month on the job training with Dublin Fire Brigade (on their ambulances).

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  • Bosco
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    Originally posted by sunnyjim View Post
    Its not you (all), its me. I'm not ready to commit to one board........ And you (all) have big thighs.
    Fool never say that tell both boards that you like them both and cant figure out what to to about it as your very confused then both boards will welcome you back with open arms(insert crying as needed, not real crying just dab some clove oil or other similar substance under your eye for that hollywood sob)

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  • Able Bodied
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    The first 150 was due before Christmas but developments in the Dublin area meant postponing temporarily. The first intake is due to be advertised in the next number of weeks, just keep an eye on the National papers. I'll post the link advertising the positions when it surfaces.

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  • The Joker
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    Originally posted by Able Bodied View Post
    The HSE will be recruiting 350 trainee paramedics during the year 2007 for those of you in the PDF thinking of a career change
    Any idea when this will be advertised?

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  • Able Bodied
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    Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
    the ironic thing is that army medics are higher trained than their civvy counterparts when you take into account the procedures they can carry out overseas and courses such as battlefield medic, etc.
    I wouldn't say their higher trained as they have to do the same Paramedic course as the rest of us, a course set out by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council and the National Ambulance Training school. I acknowledge they do get additional training in battlefield medic and their clinical practice guidlines would differ in a hostile enviroment, but with the introduction of advanced paramedics into this country their skill level wouldn't differ all that much irrespective of the enviroment under which they operate. Plus Ambulance paramedics deal with traumatic injuries and medical emergencies on a daily basis as opposed to scenarios and the odd UN tour that DF medics would engage in. Aswell as the basic Paramedic course that civvy medics do. The following courses are also avilable to HSE paramedics

    Advanced paramedic
    Pre Hospital trauma life support
    12 lead ECG
    Neo natal resuscitation
    Paediatric emergencies for pre hospital providers
    Major incident medical management system
    Non violent crisis intervention
    Advanced driver training
    Geriatric emergency medical services
    Motorcycle response unit
    Incident response training
    Decontamination training

    I'm not knocking DF medics by the way, I've worked alongside the crews from the Curragh on numerous occassions when they've backed up the HSE ambulance service. I'd have no problem employing any of them.

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  • rod and serpent
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    Originally posted by sunnyjim View Post
    Ok, firstly, I spotted this on another website, so no biting if it is completely unfounded.

    Someone heard that while some HSE EMTs are on Advanced Paramedic training, the HSE are taking on army staff to fill in the empty vacancies. Anyone heard anything?

    That was common practice within the RAMC/ AMS for years.They sent their CMTs out to civvy and military hospitals to get clinical experience.

    A lot of medical/ nursing students do part of their training in civvy hospitals both in Britain and abroad. They do a lot of trauma medicine in the US.
    Last edited by rod and serpent; 5 January 2007, 00:07.

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