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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course

EMT Course Offering

What is an EMT?
EMT stands for Emergency Medical Technician, and it refers to those medical professionals who provide immediate medical care to patients. Students interested in becoming an EMT must complete EMT Training from state approved facilities. EMT Training provides students with the basic emergency skills required along with clinical, hands-on practice.
An EMT is the person, who gives pre-hospital care while at the sight of the crisis and while transporting the patient to a hospital. These professionals provide basic life support assistance to the patients suffering from a wide range of health-related emergencies (i.e., heart attacks, vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, abdominal pain, airway obstruction and breathing difficulties, uncontrolled bleeding, pediatric emergencies, childbirth, etc.). EMTs play an important role in a sick or injured person’s life as they are the first responders to any type of medical crisis before the patient gets treated by a doctor. The EMT program prepares students for all these challenging responsibilities.
Course Overview: 
Students will be taught the basics of caring for patients in all types of situations. Students must be able to think quickly and act competently - your patients life may depend on it.
The EMT program is a combination of instructive and demonstrative classroom hours and clinical practice and in-the-field hours. While under direct supervision from the instructor(s), students will complete clinical hours while applying their learned and practiced classroom skills through real-life situations. A minimum of 40 hours of clinical ambulance time is required for completion of the course.
The basic coursework/curriculum of EMT programs includes (but is not limited to):
    •  Basic knowledge about the human body
    •  Vital signs
    •  Patient assessment
    •  Properly lifting and moving of the patients
    •  Airway management and advanced airway
    •  Handling of respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetic or poison emergencies
    •  Shock and bleeding management
    •  Head, neck or spinal injuries
    •  Obstetrics/Gynecology
    •  Children, infants and childbirth
    •  Medical and legal issues
    •  Ambulance operations or transportation management
Applicant Pre-Requisites:
To be considered for the EMT Training course, applicants must:
    • be at least 18 years of age (by the start of the training session).
    • possess a valid driving license.
    • be a high school graduate (or GED equivalent).
    • have a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification from an accredited source.
    • be fluent to read, write and speak English.
    • not have any criminal background.
    • provide proof of several vaccinations (i.e., measles, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, Hepatitis B, rubella, and pertussis).
Date & Time:
   Call 906.293.8871 for the next scheduled class.

Classroom Location:
   Luce County Ambulance Service Building, 910 Washington Street in Newberry

   Class size is limited. Applications must be completed and may be picked up at the Luce County Ambulance Building or by downloading the application below.
   The course fee is $550.00 per person. Checks should be made payable to Luce County Ambulance Service.
   The course fee is due prior to the start of class.
   If you have questions or need additional information, please call Joe Smithson, EMT-P at 906.293.8871.