First responder is the basic level. Not based in an ambulance system They are the backbone of the volunteer services.
EMT-B (Basic) Now you have a learners permit. You can drive the unit and carry things. On good days you can be the helper.
EMT-I (Intermediate) You have been given some drugs and a couple of extra skills to learn. Only to the leaping small buildings with a single bound. (Big ones come later.)
EMT-P (Paramedic) I have known some good ones and some bad ones. Lots of skills and more drugs to play with. Now if we could only get them to teach instead of telling each other (and who ever is within listening distance) how good they really are. All comments aside. A good medic is worth their weight in gold.
the challenges faced today are training and cross training. You can never "Know Too Much".
Just try to develop some grace with your studies. Even if you know it all.
Don't tell us, we hear that all the time.
If you want respect in this field, it is earned. SHOW ME.