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EMT Basic Files
EMT Training Brochure

Prospective Student Packet

Packet Includes the following:
--Prospective Student    Letter
--Application for EMT    Training


EMT Basic Classes
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Have an interest in becoming an EMT? Here is a little information about the basic training course we offer.

BASIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) COURSE INFORMATION

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, fire/rescue or police department.

An IEME sponsored course consists of between 34 & 38 lessons involving approximately 139 hours of classroom & skills training, plus a hospital and field internship requiring a minimum of 5 patient assessments and 10 hours of observation. The actual number of lessons and hours of classroom time may vary. Our curriculum follows the Federal Department of Transportation guidelines, but exceeds both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Department of Transportation's minimum requirements for time (110 hours) and content. It is taught by a state approved EMT Instructor/Coordinator, and he/she is assisted by an instruction staff of many highly dedicated and qualified EMTs.

This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care with an ambulance service, fire department or police department. NO prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. The applicant, in order to be eligible for the state EMT certification, must meet the following state requirements: (1) be able to read, understand and communicate in English, (2) a High School diploma or GED, (3) be 18 years of age (at time of application for state exam), (4) be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug, (5) be able to lift and carry 125 pounds, (6) 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 the health of another member of the class, and (6) the student must also successfully complete the Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.

The EMT program offered by IEME is approximately 15 weeks long and runs on either a Monday & Wednesday evening schedule or on a Tuesday & Thursday evening schedule; both schedules also have up to 4 Saturday Day sessions (usually at weeks 5, 10, 13 & 15). Evening hours are usually from 6PM to 10PM, and Saturday hours are from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM.


 


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