Emergency Medical Technician

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a gateway to a career in the medical field. This program is designed to train pre-hospital workers who respond to medical trauma and emergencies, and/or transport the sick and injured to medical treatment centers. Currently, all eligible candidates trained in the REOC program may receive employment with Rural/Metro Medical Services (after successful completion of the program and meeting all employment requirements through Rural/Metro).

The EMT certification is a pre-requisite for the paramedic program and a career in firefighting and is also valuable for those seeking careers in medicine, nursing and law enforcement since EMT’s are trained to manage scenes, render patient care and respond to various suspecting and unsuspecting emergencies. EMT’s are able to become paramedics and obtain a two-year degree in Paramedicine. Many EMT’s go on to become physicians, nurses, police officers, firefighters and management in various public safety careers. The EMT experience can open doors to endless possibilities leading to a successful career in the workforce.

CAREER OUTLOOK
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics. ¹

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¹ BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2016-17 EDITION, EMTS AND PARAMEDICS, ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.BLS.GOV/OOH/HEALTHCARE/EMTS-AND-PARAMEDICS.HTM (VISITED NOVEMBER 22, 2016).

Program Requirements

Diploma or HSE; Physical; Two Prof. References; NYS Driver License; Social Security Card; Criminal
background check required upon program completion; Ability to lift 150 lbs up to applicant’s waist; Interview; May require 2 PPDs within one year; NOTE: Jan 2017 class: MUST be 18+ yrs of age by May 31, 2016

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