Peter may I still join this group if I'm retired due to injuries on the job back in 1992. I worked as an EMT on Long Island for over 20 years. When I first started in the business in 1968 all youu needed was advanced first aid. We had a old Caddy ambulance. I got my EMT Cert. in 1971, ( one of the first programs in NYS) I was doing 911 work under contract for the Suffolk County Police with a private service called "Stat Ambulance".
Thanks for starting this group. I grew up in Buffalo and now live on Long Island and do volunteer EMS. I'm in Clarence occasionally to see my elderly mother in an assisted living facility. Best wishes to you and yours. Mark Winiarski