EMT – Basic

DESCRIPTION: The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provides the student with an outline of the EMS system, introduces assessment skills, as well as provides pathophysiology of common neurological, respiratory, and cardiac related emergencies.  The EMT program is an Academy format, training course for emergency medical technicians performing as ambulance attendants.  It covers techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician, and emphasizes the development of student skills in recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care.A program completion certificate is awarded to students who pass the course with a 80% or better average.  Successful completion of the EMT course provides eligibility to sit for the National Registry EMT examination and the State of California EMT license.  A student must be 18 years old in order to qualify for California State licensing.This course is conducted in compliance with Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2 of the California Code of Regulations and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Field Internship and Clinical Hours are required.  136 hours of didactic and skills laboratory and 24 hours of supervised clinical experience.
ENROLLMENT LIMITATION: A laptop or iPad/tablet is required for in-class use. Current CPR certification from American Heart Association Health Care Provider Course.  Proof of negative TB test within the past year; vaccination for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); and vaccination for Hepatitis B.  Once registered, students will be given direction to complete a background check and drug screen.
NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS: October 6-December 20, 2014 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-10pm & Saturday 8am-5pm. Mandatory Orientation on September 24, 2014.

January 6-March 14, 2015 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-10pm & Saturdays 8am-5pm. Mandatory Orientation on December 17, 2014.

April 7-June 13, 2015 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-10pm & Saturdays 8am-5pm. Mandatory Orientation March 25, 2015.

June 8-July 24, 2015. Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 8am-5pm. Mandatory Orientation May 27, 2015.

LOCATION: California Regional Fire Academy Headquarters ~ 9320 Tech Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826
ENROLLMENT: Fees ~ $1400 per student.  Fees include course materials, uniform polo shirt, and supplies.  Additional out-of-pocket expenses include background check and drug screen (approx. $95), TB test, MMR vaccination, Hepatitis B vaccination, Tdap vaccination, Varicella vaccination, Influenza vaccination, navy blue pants, black polishable shoes and belt.  Payment is due at the time of registration. Online registration is also available at www.fireandrescuetraining.ca.gov.  Registered students will receive all paperwork by mail & email in advance.  Students will be scheduled to attend an acceptance meeting to submit documents & purchase uniform.
CERTIFICATION: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Completion Certificate issued by CRFA.