ALEXIS CREEK: B.C. Ambulance under fire

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Postby FireChef » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:37 pm

I think here in Nanaimo, City Fire and RCMP and BCAS are all pretty close to being on par with each other. RCMP after 5 years, I believe is about 75,000/year, and I believe a Captain is about the same.

FDNY EMT after 5 years makes $39,179
FDNY Paramedic after 5 years makes $50,501
*that is before OT, vacation, etc.

City of Pittsburgh - Paramedic starting off is making $13.30/hr

So I dont think BCAS is doing too badly in the salary category
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Postby BenDiesel » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:00 pm

F/T Paramedic in BC $54,000.00. $20,000.00 less than the other 2. That's a huge difference. You can't really compare bc with the states, to make it fair you'd have to compare all 3 in the states. Just because people are getting shafted everywhere doesn't make it right.n Emergency services are emergency services.
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Postby FireChef » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:09 pm

Now when you say "Paramedic" are you talking about PCP or ACP, and after how many years?
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Postby BenDiesel » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:35 pm

PCP IV with 3 yrs experience pay, thats the hightest. That's the salary before OT ect. ACP is not that much higher, maybe 10k.

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Postby nffd141 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:40 pm

One more thing you have to put into play is that the other services start you out as full time, not part time for 5 years so that is a huge pay difference, as well as having to be a irreg for 3-4 years. Don't get me wrong I have the greatest job in the world, it's just working for the worst company.

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Postby nocomment » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:21 pm

[quote=""BenDiesel""]F/T Paramedic in BC $54,000.00. $20,000.00 less than the other 2. That's a huge difference. You can't really compare bc with the states, to make it fair you'd have to compare all 3 in the states. Just because people are getting shafted everywhere doesn't make it right.n Emergency services are emergency services.[/quote]

Don't worry BenDiesel your paycheque will look nicer once your amalgamated with Fire. :wink: ....Kidding bro.

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Postby BenDiesel » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:40 pm

It wouldn't bother me :)

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Postby nocomment » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:46 pm

[quote=""BenDiesel""]It wouldn't bother me :) [/quote]

I've heard that from a few medics. You guys have been shit on long enough by the provincial government. Amalgamation just may happen one day.

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Postby FireChef » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 pm

Now when you say amalgamation with the FD, are you talking about like LA where the paramedics are also FF's or just having the ambulances out of the same hall as fire? Personally I cant see that working. What are you going to do with the towns and cities that run a volunteer department? I cant see having volunteer paramedics, but for some American cities it works.
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Postby nocomment » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:36 pm

[quote=""FireChef""]Now when you say amalgamation with the FD, are you talking about like LA where the paramedics are also FF's [/quote]
To be honest I have no idea how it would work, and I probably won't see it in my career anyways. If it does happen hopefully i'll be reading about it in the paper at my cabin in the interior in about year 5 of retirement. Because that's about as close as I wanna come to it. But the rumours have been floating around for years and years.


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