Emergency Medical Services

What will you be able to do?

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient's condition
  • Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description
  • Provide a service in an environment requiring special skills and knowledge in such areas as communications, transportation, and keeping records
  • Serve as liaison with other emergency services

Available Certifications

  • EMS Certification


  • Americas Ambulance Service, Inc.
  • LifeStar Ambulance Service, Inc.
  • Medics First
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • St. John's Hospital

Employment Opportunities

  • Career EMT's and paramedics held about 210,700 jobs in 2008. Although most of these professionals work in metropolitan areas, EMT's are common in small cities, towns, and rural areas as well.
  • Work for fire departments, emergency medical services, or hospitals.
  • EMT's and paramedics are employed in a number of industries.
  • 45 percent work as employees of ambulance services
  • 29 percent work in local government
  • 20 percent work in hospitals

Hands-On Curriculum

  • EMS placing neck brace
  • EMS giving CPR
  • EMS learning how to ventilate
  • EMS checking a broken leg
  • EMS putting into ambulance