Table 1

Characteristics of 223 participating EMT/paramedics
Mean ± SD N %
Gender Male 142 63.7%
Female 80 35.9%
Not reported 1 0.4%
Marital status Single 74 33.2%
Married/common-law 134 60.1%
Separated/divorced 14 6.3%
Not reported 1 0.4%
Age (years) 37.4 ± 9.3
Years of service 7.6 ± 3.3
Level of training Level 1 (EMT-D)* 95 42.6%
Level 2 (EMT-I)* 40 17.9%
Level 3 (EMT-P)* 82 36.8%
Level 4 (Supervisor) 3 1.3%
Not reported 3 1.3%
Have a permanent work partner 117 52.5%
Have a permanent work station 138 61.9%
Work in the downtown core 76 34.1%

*Note: EMT – Emergency Medical Technician, D – Defibrillator-trained, I – Intermediate, P – Paramedic.

Halpern et al.

Halpern et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2012 12:10   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-12-10

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