What is an EMT?
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a health care provider of emergency medical services (EMS). 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 a part 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. The class prepares students for the National Registry EMT certification exam. The course consists of classroom lectures, hands on skills, and a required 10 hour hospital observation and/or paramedic ride along, depending on where you take the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student then receives their National Registry EMT certification card.
If one is apart of a volunteer organization, such as Stafford EMS, then that organization will pay for the student to attend the class. If you are apart of an organization, check with them to see their class eligibility requirements.
BECOMING AN EMT IS A VERY REWARDING, YET CHALLENGING TASK TO COMPLETE. PEOPLES LIVES OFTEN DEPEND ON THE QUICK REACTION, CALM DEMEANOR, AND COMPETENT CARE OF EMT'S.
For more information, please click the link below to visit the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians!