What is an EMT?

An EMT, or Emergency Medical Technician, is a person trained to respond to medical emergencies. They provide assessments and treat emergency medical conditions with a wealth of knowledge provided during EMT training. Training involves emphasis on airway management, trauma stabilization, CPR, anatomy & physiology, cardiac management, blood borne pathogens and extrication. EMTs are responsible for primary treatment and transport of the sick and injured.

 

What kind of education do EMTs need?

 

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Successful completion of an approved EMT initial training course

 

Where can EMTs work?

 

  • Hospitals

  • Fire Departments

  • Rescue Squads/Volunteer Ambulance Services

  • Event Standbys

  • Private Ambulance Companies

  • Remote Medical Companies

  • Oil Rigs

  • Marine Vessels

  • Clinics