When you call 911 in San Diego County with a medical emergency, you will get a first-responder who is either a paramedic or an emergency medical technician.

What you’re not likely to get is an advanced emergency medical technician, someone with  training somewhere between that of a paramedic, who can provide the highest level of emergency services, and that of a regular EMT, who is licensed to provide basic life support.

Out of the more than 80,000 emergency medical personnel with an active license in California, only 104 are advanced EMTs.

You probably won’t get an advanced EMT, unless you’re being rescued by the Border Patrol.

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