The Bridgewater State University Police Department is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) course starting on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and some Saturdays; location on campus is TBA. The course is approximately 130 hours in length and prepares participants to take the state exam to become a Massachusetts certified E.M.T. Cost for the class is $890.00. Upon completion of the state exam, your instructors will assist with job placement.
For additional information or to sign up for the class, please contact 781-603-5763 or 508-857-3648 or click on the website at www.emsa1.com for information and instructions on how to pre register. We hope to see you on May 28!
The following information is taken directly from the Office of Emergency Medical Services web site:
The Basic training program for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) has an overall objective to improve the quality of pre-hospital emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and sudden illness. As such, the course develops skills in symptom recognition and in all emergency care procedures and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of an EMT providing emergency medical care with an ambulance service.
The course consists of 33 lessons involving 100 hours of classroom and field training, plus 10 hours of in-hospital observation and training for a total program of 110 hours. These specified training times are minimal; actual training time (including clinical experiences) is expected to range from the minimum of 110 hours to 150 hours or more depending on individual sponsor requirements and student needs. The curriculum follows the Federal Department of Transportation guidelines and is taught by a state approved EMT Instructor/Coordinator.
This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care with an ambulance service. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. The applicant, in order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination must:
be able to read, understand and communicate in English;
be 18 years of age;
be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug;
be able to lift and carry 125 pounds; and
be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMTs training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize he health of another member of the class.
The student must also successfully complete the Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.
Once an individual passes the certification examination and becomes an EMT, a program of continuing education must be undertaken in order to be eligible for recertification at the end of the initial certification period. EMT recertification periods are two years in length, after the initial certification period.
To learn more about EMT training, please visit the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Last Modified: May 1, 2013