What is an EMT?
Emergency medical technician (EMT) or "ambulance technician" are terms used in some countries to denote a health care provider of emergency medical services. EMT's are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. In New Jersey, most EMT's are apart of a volunteer organization such as a first aid squad or fire department.
You must be a minimum of 16 years of age to become an EMT. This class prepares students for the NJ Department of Health's written EMT certification exam. The course consists of classroom lectures, hands on skills and a required 10 hour hospital observation and paramedic ride along. Upon successful completion of this course, the student then receives their NJ State EMT certification card, which is valid for 3 years.
If one is apart of a volunteer organization (i.e, first aid squad and/or fire department), then that organization will pay for the student to attend this class. If you are apart of an organization, check with them to see their class eligibility requirements.
BECOMING AN EMT IS VERY REWARDING AND SOMETIMES CHALLENGING. PEOPLES LIVES OFTEN DEPEND ON THE QUICK REACTION AND COMPETENT CARE OF EMT'S.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VISIT THE NJ DEPT. OF HEALTH WEBSITE!