Paramedic Uniforms?

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Paramedic Uniforms?

Post by written_ficton » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:49 pm

Now this week has been hetic with no fewer than 6 major car crashes that I have come across within a few minutes of it actually happening.

Two have occured right outside my house...

What I am asking is why do some paramedics wear casual uniforms, I can understand that these white shirts can get messy in some instances but I am curious about the wearing of casual uniforms?

They do a terrific job though regardless if they wear a uniform or not.

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Post by gkoutlis » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:00 pm

What sort of casual are we talking about?

If it is a Marone coloured T-shirt, its apart of their pay dispute - "Another Low Paid Paramedic" - Not all Para's were wearing these, but yeah have seen them around.
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Post by written_ficton » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:05 pm

gkoutlis wrote:What sort of casual are we talking about?

If it is a Marone coloured T-shirt, its apart of their pay dispute - "Another Low Paid Paramedic" - Not all Para's were wearing these, but yeah have seen them around.
Yes thats the one I've seen twice. I back off when they arrive, no point in getting involved they know what they are doing alot better than me!

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Post by gkoutlis » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:10 pm

Yeah no worries mate glad to help... Some not all - have been wearing these T-Shirts showing the Public that our Para's are really getting paid crap when they have to deal with all sorts of nusance type people and being attacked etc... I say good on em.. Not sure if they will wear these anymore, as they said on the news, the Industrial action has finished????

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Post by AcesAP » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:12 pm

Although the industrial action is "finished" as stated in the media, the maroon shirts will continue to be worn at this stage.

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Post by gkoutlis » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:07 pm

AcesAP wrote:Although the industrial action is "finished" as stated in the media, the maroon shirts will continue to be worn at this stage.
Appreciate your input AcesAP

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Post by 4353 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:47 am

I think they look great !!!

Maybe if they wear a green polo top with "paramedic" on the back would look pretty smart.

I noticed when i was in nsw last week the mica guys wear just a dark blue polo top with Intensive care paramedic on the back and the ambo logo on the front.

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Post by Tyranus » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:59 am

4353 wrote: mica guys wear just a dark blue polo top with Intensive care paramedic on the back and the ambo logo on the front.
I hope they where some sort of trousers too otherwise the police would have a field day :shock: :lol: sorry couldn't help myself, we all know what you mean :)
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Post by canon » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:14 pm

Tyranus wrote:
4353 wrote: mica guys wear just a dark blue polo top with Intensive care paramedic on the back and the ambo logo on the front.
I hope they where some sort of trousers too otherwise the police would have a field day :shock: :lol: sorry couldn't help myself, we all know what you mean :)
not being one to open up a can of worms lol, but perhaps with everything being so safety oriented ambos should be enforced to wear appropriate ppe to deal with the variety of scenarios that are thrust upon them. I must say that it has been on a very rare occasion that i have seen appropriate attire worn at the scene of an mva, ie safety glasses to aust standard, long sleeve , hard hats, etc etc. Firies have to.
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Post by 4353 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:27 pm

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I hope they where some sort of trousers too otherwise the police would have a field day :shock: :lol: sorry couldn't help myself, we all know what you mean :)[/quote]

:lol: pantless paramedics

I will say that w.a prob has some off the best looking female ambos compared to the otherstates though.

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Re: Paramedic Uniforms?

Post by woobla1 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:49 pm

written_ficton wrote:Now this week has been hetic with no fewer than 6 major car crashes that I have come across within a few minutes of it actually happening.

Two have occured right outside my house...

What I am asking is why do some paramedics wear casual uniforms, I can understand that these white shirts can get messy in some instances but I am curious about the wearing of casual uniforms?

They do a terrific job though regardless if they wear a uniform or not.
how do you see so many crashes? are you in the services or just unlucky? lol
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Re: Paramedic Uniforms?

Post by written_ficton » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:11 pm

woobla1 wrote:
written_ficton wrote:Now this week has been hetic with no fewer than 6 major car crashes that I have come across within a few minutes of it actually happening.

Two have occured right outside my house...

What I am asking is why do some paramedics wear casual uniforms, I can understand that these white shirts can get messy in some instances but I am curious about the wearing of casual uniforms?

They do a terrific job though regardless if they wear a uniform or not.
how do you see so many crashes? are you in the services or just unlucky? lol
Quite unlucky.....

I live close on a rather nasty black spot........

My job usually means I am on the road around certain suburbs during the day / night...

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Post by Chicky » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:57 am

I saw one I haven't seen before last night... the maroon shirt but this one said across the back 'Another low paid Transport Officer'.

Are they fighting for the same wages as paramedics? I thought they were only skilled in basics for 'stable' patient transfers?
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Post by Infernal » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:49 pm

Chicky wrote:I saw one I haven't seen before last night... the maroon shirt but this one said across the back 'Another low paid Transport Officer'.

Are they fighting for the same wages as paramedics? I thought they were only skilled in basics for 'stable' patient transfers?
It is across the board

Even Comms officers have the shirts, how ever they are not allowed to hold stop work meetings due to the staff shortage in the comms office

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Post by 4353 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:50 pm

Never seen a "low paid" patient transport officer shirt yet didnt know that all were looking for pay rises.

If you compare with the private sector

$18Hr Base Rate for PTOS + $22Hr for Attendants is standard.

I dont know what SJA PTO's get an hr but im sure someone can enlighten me.

I think that polo tops look neat and casual and give a new look.

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