Ridge Ambulance’s EMT Program is a 12 week course based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards and the NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model for EMT Instruction. The course typically meets 3 days a week (M/W/F) for approx. 8 hours each day, depending on location. Each course includes classroom sessions of lecture and hands on skills as well as clinical patient contact hours. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to challenge the National Registry examination for certification followed by EMT licensure.
The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the pre-hospital setting. It is designed for individuals seeking to become healthcare providers or enter the fire service leading to training at the Paramedic level and higher.
Tuition cost for the EMT Program is $1,000.00 which must be paid in full by end of course. Students who seek job placement with Ridge Ambulance as an EMT could be eligible for tuition discounts.
1. At least 18 years of age
2. High School graduate or GED Equivalent
3. Valid Drivers License
Students will also be required to pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and medical physical/lift test (not included in tuition) for entry to the program.