Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
So, you want to be an EMT. Do you know what an EMT does? To find out what an EMT does, click on the following link: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/ems/pdf/srgcertification.pdf
. Here you will find the general requirements for both CFR and EMT-B. Further down the page, you will find the actual requirements for EMT-B (skip the middle section concerning CFR).
To become a certified EMT, you must be 18 by the end of the month in which you will take the test (typically June of the current year). If you won't be 18 by the end of June, you can either take the EMT exam in August (if you meet the age requirement), or you can become a Certified First Responder. To find out what a CFR does, click on the following link:
This course is college-level. Upon successful completion, you have the opportunity to receive 7 college credits for little or no cost. You need to realize that a typical community college course is $150/credit hour - this means that you are getting 7 credit hours for free when a typical college student would pay $1050. Most colleges will accept this credit as elective credit. See me or contact Deb Schmidt at Erie Community College for further information regarding this.
Since this course is college-level, you will be asked to sign a contract (EMT Contract
). This contract must be stricty adhered to by all parties involved in the class (teacher, parents, students, high school and ECC). Please do not ask for any exceptions to the contract because it puts all parties involved in a very awkward position.