Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by sci-fi girl, Mar 7, 2017.


Should I join junior emt or civil air patrol?

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  1. sci-fi girl

    sci-fi girl Member

    Feb 28, 2017
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    I just recently come to learn that their are both a junior emt program and a civil air patrol program that I could possibly join. However, as I don't have my own car yet, my mom or someone else would have to lend me their car and so I was told to chose one. I'm really interested in both and I wasn't sure if they would have different standings for my application. I know a majority of applicants do civil air patrol or jrotc or something similar and was thinking junior emt might make me stand out a tad bit.
    As always all thoughts and advice are appreciated.
  2. Knight990

    Knight990 Member

    Nov 3, 2016
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    I dont know much about the jr emt program, but I can tell you from experience that CAP is one of the best programs out there for whatever you want to do. It gives you a lot of experience for being in a para-military environment (obviously nothing like an academy, but still) and it looks really good in an application, given that you really take part in the program.
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  3. Wishful

    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

    Dec 12, 2012
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    Agree with Knight990, but you may wish to consider EMT over CAP due to the life-saving skills learned. You never know when they can come in handy for treating a family member or, later on, your own child. I took EMT a long time ago ( early 80's). Back then it was mostly 1st do no harm, then treat for shock (along with a few specific treatments for specialized situations.) Although still sage advise, imagine it's advanced some since then. How about both until you get EMT certified, then re-evaluate?
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