Tired of being just another helpless bystander?
Would you like to be more familiar with your community?
Want your family, friends and co-workers to be glad when you are around in an emergency situation?
Being an EMT is
Sometimes refered to as the backbone of the EMS system, the EMT is trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures taught during a 144 hour course. The EMT performs limited invasive skills. The EMT course emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency medical care. General topics covered include: human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management including oxygen therapy, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies and movement of patients. The intent of the course is to provide the EMT with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injuries and illnesses and provide rapid transport of patients to medical treatment facilities.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Successful completion of the EMT 144 hour course
Current professional rescuer CPR certification
Successful completion of a National Registry written and practical exam
No arrest or conviction record substantially related to performance as an EMT
Take a look at a day in the life of an EMT
New members with the Service that have been accepted to the general membership and wish to become EMT's will be enrolled in the next available EMT program if they do not have a current EMT State Certification and will take a position of EMT in Training with the Service. Trainees will only be allowed to ride along as an observer at the discretion of the paramedic on call. When they have completed the required classroom hours, trainees may place their names on the schedule and work as an EMT ride-along under the direction of a Paramedic on the call.
All new EMT's will be considered "In Training" until they have completed a minimum number of hours and calls of service and at least 10 runs with a paramedic. All new EMT's will be paired with an experienced EMT on the Service and will operate and schedule with that EMT. No new EMT will be scheduled with another new EMT until after they have completed their minimum call numbers and been signed off by the director of the service and 10 runs with an experienced EMT.
MUCH, MUCH, MORE
Many Hours Of Training
Radio/Pager & Uniforms Supplied
Flexible Shift Options
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be willing to enroll in an EMT class or hold a current EMT license
- Be willing to enroll in a CPR class or hold a current CPR license (America Heart Association for health care providers)
- Reside in our area or be available on a regular basis