Types of EMS Courses

Emergency Medical Services is a career field filled with excitement, rewards, public service and at times tasks that require routine work. Research indicates EMS providers love the work they do, are committed to patient care, enjoy the education, the “team work” part of work life and wish they were paid more for their services. Mental stability, physical fitness and remaining “calm,” during the storm of activitiesone faces as an EMT are important attributes of EMS professionals. Often used as an entry portal for other health care professions, EMS can be an enjoyable andrewarding life’s work.

Typically, persons interested in EMS must be 18 years of age (Soon to be 17 years), take and pass an EMT education course, and not have a criminal background. EMT courses are taught in a variety of settings throughout the UnitedStates. All US Army and Air Force “medics,” are EMTs. The location of coursescan be found by contacting State EMS Offices, found on our website. The EMT course requires about a semester of education to complete. Some courses are taught in academies, some in Universities and Community Colleges while others are taught by services seeking to employ EMTs. Many EMTs, particularly in rural areas volunteer to be on the EMS service.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 160 hours of education. An EMT can serve in the patient compartment of an ambulance. EMTs use medical equipment such as automatic defibrillators, deliver trauma care and are educated in a simple way over all injuries and diseases. EMTs form the backbone of EMS delivery in the United States. Most work in a team with more advanced providers.

EMS (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES) FAST FACTS

  • 99% of the American populations can dial 9-1-1 and summon emergency medical assistance in an emergency.
  • EMS treats approximately 25-30 million patients per year with annual expenditures of about $6.75 billion.
  • There are an estimated 700,000 EMS personnel in the country
  • .EMT-Basics undergo about 160 hours of training. 
  • EMTs are trained and certified to insert basic airways, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an automated defibrillator, manage bleeding and shock, splinting and emergency childbirth.
  • Paramedics under go about 1,000-14,000 hours of training. Paramedics are trained and certified in advanced airways, perform cardiac monitoring, defibrillation and other electrical therapies for cardiac emergencies, start intravenous lines and administer medications.
  • About 50% of EMT-Basics are volunteers. Over 95% of Paramedics are compensated
  • for their service.

    • In addition to traditional roles as emergency responders, EMS personnel work in emergency departments, helicopters, cardiac catheter labs, doctors’ offices, and occupational and industrial settings.

    • Approximately 40% of EMS professionals work for fire departments. The other 60% work for private companies, municipal services, hospital-based services, the military or other federal agencies*

    • 56%of EMS professionals work in acommunity with a population under 75,000


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    EMT BASIC FALL REFRESHER – DAY SESSIONS

    • DAY SESSIONS - ONLINE HYBRID COURSE 40% Online Content
    • Students affiliated with a NYS certified pre-hospital agency (Pre- Approval Required) tuition is $100.00.
    • Non-affiliated original student tuition is $400.00. Tuition must be paid in full by first class session. 
    • Start Date: September 17th, 2018
    • Practical Skills Exam:December 15th, 2018 at 9:00AM
    • NYS Written Exam: December 20th, 2018 at 7:00PM
    • ALL students will be assessed a textbook, REMO student ID, and CPR-Student materials fee of $230.00
      (this non-refundable fee must be paid in full by the first class session).
      Tuesday and Thursday Days
      Register

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    EMT BASIC FALL ORIGINAL – DAY SESSIONS

    • DAY SESSIONS - ONLINE HYBRID COURSE 40% Online Content
    • Students affiliated with a NYS certified pre-hospital agency (Pre - Approval Required) tuition is $100.00.
    • Non-affiliated original student tuition is $780.00. Tuition must be paid in full by first class session.
    • Start Date: September 18th, 2018
    • Practical Skills Exam:December 15th, 2018 at 9:00AM
    • NYS Written Exam: December 20th, 2018 at 7:00PM
    • Register

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    2018 EMT BASIC REMO FALL REFRESHER NIGHTS

    • NIGHT SESSIONS - ONLINE HYBRID COURSE 40% Online Content
    • Students affiliated with a NYS certified pre-hospital agency (Pre- Approval Required) tuition is $100.00.
    • Non-affiliated original student tuition is $400.00. Tuition must be paid in full by first class session.
    • Start Date: September 4th, 2018
    • Practical Skills Exam: December 15th, 2018 at 9:00AM
    • NYS Written Exam: December 20th, 2018 at 7:00PM
    • ALL students will be assessed a textbook, REMO student ID, and CPR-Student materials fee of $230.00
      (this non-refundable fee must be paid in full by the first class session).
      Tuesday and Thursday Nights
      Register


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    2018 EMT BASIC REMO FALL ORIGINAL NIGHTS

    • NIGHT SESSIONS - ONLINE HYBRID COURSE 40% Online Content
    • Students affiliated with a NYS certified pre-hospital agency (Pre - Approval Required) tuition is $100.00.
    • Non-affiliated original student tuition is $780.00. Tuition must be paid in full by first class session.
    • Start Date: September 4th, 2018
    • Practical Skills Exam: December 15th, 2018 at 9:00AM
    • NYS Written Exam: December 20th, 2018 at 7:00PM
    • ALL students will be assessed a textbook, REMO student ID, and CPR-Student materials fee of $230.00
      (this non-refundable fee must be paid in full by the first class session).
      Tuesday and Thursday Nights
      Register


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    AHA ACLS

    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

    HeartCode® ACLS

    HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s ACLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

    The online portion of this comprehensive eLearning program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.

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    AHA HEARTSAVER

    Heartsaver® Courses

    Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion and a hands-on session. The online portion provides the flexibility of completing training at your own pace, either at work, home, or wherever you have Internet access. The hands-on portion includes a skills practice and testing session conducted in-person with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

    Heartsaver First Aid Online
    This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

    Heartsaver CPR AED Online The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

    Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED OnlineThis course is designed to prepare you to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

    Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online
    This course teaches students information needed to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

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    AHA BLS

    Basic Life Support (BLS)

    2015 Guidelines BLS Course Options

    BLS - Instructor-Led Training

    The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.


    HeartCode® BLS

    HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

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    AHA PALS

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

    HeartCode® PALS

    HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s PALS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

    The online portion of this comprehensive eLearning program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.

    Register




    Course Documents

    BASIC EMS REQUIRED

    FEMA ICS 100

    FEMA ICS 700

    FEMA ICS 5A HAZMAT


    ADVANCED EMS REQUIRED

    FEMA ICS 200B

    OTHER

    ALL FEMA/NIMS COURSES

    NYS WRITEN EXAM REQUEST TO TEST

    WRITEN EXAM

    NYS AGENCY VERIFICATION FORM

    NYSDOH 3312