Q: I’m not currently an EMT. Can I apply for a job at Coastal?
A: Coastal only hires licensed EMTs and paramedics. We do offer ongoing training, but we require that all of our new employees have completed EMT school and be fully certified.
Q: Does Coastal offer benefits?
A: Yes. We offer health & dental insurance as well as a 401k plan.
Q: How are EMTs compensated?
A: EMTs are compensated at an hourly rate, which depends entirely on their level of experience. When employees work overtime, they are also compensated with an increased overtime rate. Full time employees also receive full benefits.
Q: Do you offer ongoing training for your EMTs?
A: Yes we do.
Q: How much training do I need before I can join the staff at Coastal?
A: You must, at a minimum, complete EMT school and have completed your certification.
Q: What’s a normal day like for a Coastal EMT/Paramedic?
A: The normal day for a Coastal EMT involves arriving at work and working a 10, 12 or 15 hour shift. The first 30 minutes or so are spent prepping the ambulance and stocking it with supplies for the day. The trucks then leave central. Some will run scheduled calls early in the morning. From there, the trucks will go to their posts. They will remain there until dispatched to a call. Most of Coastal’s transports are for patients who require pre-facility or inter-facility medical care. That means Coastal’s employees are usually picking up patients from hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, or, sometimes even from the patient’s home. In some cases, EMTs & Medics will be dispatched to time sensitive critical care calls. After each transport, they will complete a trip report. These reports are submitted to the billing department at the end of the day. Before departing, EMTs and Medics are required to clean their trucks and to make sure they’re ready for the morning crews.
Q: Do Coastal EMTs respond to 9-1-1 emergency calls?
A: Coastal provides backup 9-1-1 support to Brevard County. The number of 9-1-1 responses fluctuates from month to month.