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Emergency Medical Technician

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EMTs are entry-level EMS professionals for career and volunteer organizations. EMTs provide emergency and non-emergency medical care to patients. The first step in becoming an EMT is enrolling in an EMT course. We offer a number of courses each year.


COURSES OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

2020 SPRING EVENING COURSE

This course is an evening course that meets twice a week. The course is in conjunction with and hosted at the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center (SVCDC).

The course meets 4-8 PM every Monday & Wednesday starting February 26, 2020 through June 1, 2020 except April 13 & 15.

How to apply

All prospective students must complete the following:

  1. Spring EMT Clinical Application emailed to training@benningtonrescue.org

  2. FISDAP screening - follow the link to sign up and email training@benningtonrescue.org to schedule an appointment

  3. Accepted students will complete registration and payment with the SVCDC (financial aid is available)

  4. Submit the Medical & Immunization Record prior to the first day of class. Note: a current 2-step PPD (tuberculosis screening) is required and must be performed after Jan 7, 2020.

Applications are open until enrollment is met. Acceptance is not guaranteed, applicants will receive notification after FISDAP screening. SVCDC & Bennington Rescue may cancel the course if minimum enrollment is not met. This course is approved by the Vermont Department of Health (Course # 20-12-01-EMT)

2019-2020 WINTER DAYTIME COURSE

This course is a daytime, accelerated program that meets weekdays. This course takes place at Bennington Rescue

The course meets 9 AM - 3 PM on the following days: December 23 & 24, 2019 and January 2-3, 6-10, & 13-17, 2020.

How to apply

All prospective students must complete the following:

  1. Winter EMT Application emailed to training@benningtonrescue.org

  2. FISDAP screening - follow the link to sign up and email training@benningtonrescue.org to schedule an appointment

  3. Accepted students will be notified the first week of November and must pay the full course fee no later than November 15, 2019.

  4. Submit the Medical & Immunization Record prior to the first day of class. Note: a current 2-step PPD (tuberculosis screening) is required and must be performed after Oct 10, 2020.

Applications close October 31, 2019. Acceptance is not guaranteed, applicants will receive notification the first week in November. Bennington Rescue may cancel the course if minimum enrollment is not met. This course is pending final approval from the Vermont Department of Health.


Additional details about our EMT courses follow below. Please contact us at training@benningtonrescue.org with any questions!


COURSE OVERVIEW

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam required for EMT certification in most states. This course meets all the national educational requirements as required by the Vermont Office of EMS. This course will:

  1. Prepare EMTs for practice in a variety of health care settings (employment and volunteer).

  2. Provide students with a strong basic curriculum to meet certification requirements.

  3. Provide students with the foundation for advancement within the pre-hospital care profession.

Please see the VDH EMS Office website for more information about the Vermont EMS system and licensure requirements. Students that are successful in the course and pass the NREMT examinations are eligible for certification in surrounding states such as Massachusetts and NY (via reciprocity application). Please consult with the applicable state EMS office to verify.

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

Attendance for all class sessions is mandatory.

Students must meet all course requirements within 30 days of the end of the classroom portion. All course requirements must be completed for authorization to participate in national certifying exams.

FEES

$1,125

The fees for the course cover:

  • Course Tuition including Clinical Experience

  • Textbook

  • EMT class shirts

  • Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, shears, and pen light

Additional costs may include:

  • Psychomotor examination site fees and NREMT cognitive exam fees, if not affiliated with a Vermont EMS agency

  • Uniform pants (black, blue or khaki - jeans are not permitted)

  • Any additional non-course provided study aids the student chooses to purchase

PREREQUISITES

  • 18 years of age by the time of course completion

  • No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from licensure or certification

  • Health requirements:

    • Proof of current immunizations, immunity status as required for clinical experience (influenza, TDaP, MMR, PPD, Hepatitis B, etc.).

    • Attestation from your primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) stating that student is physically fit for the expectations of the course.

    • Failure to comply with health requirements excludes an individual from participating in this course.


ATTENDANCE & COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Attendance is required for all class sessions. 

Students must wear EMT class shirts with uniform-style or cargo pants (black, blue, or khaki are acceptable). Uniform pants are not provided and are the responsibility of the student.

It is up to you to quickly evaluate whether the rigors of this course and expectations will allow for your academic success. If you fail to attend or complete any portion of the course, it will be assumed that you are dropping the class.

There are three components to the course:

  1. The online, interactive didactic lecture portion and assigned homework

  2. Class sessions - knowledge activities and skills labs, and

  3. The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences.

All three components must be successfully completed to graduate from the EMT course.

As a course with online components, the student must complete any assigned didactic materials through the Jones & Bartlett Navigate 2 system or other applicable learning management system.  Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.


If you have any questions please email:  training@benningtonrescue.org