The Life EMS Emergency Medical Technician program follows and exceeds the U.S. D.O.T. and MDHHS curriculum. This 200+ hour course prepares the participants to challenge the National Registry written and Practical exams for licensure.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this curriculum is designed to enable you to become an effective Basic – Emergency Medical Technician. In addition to the time spent in the classroom you will have to complete a designated number of clinical hours that are divided among hospital Emergency departments and ambulances.
Some core content includes:
- 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;
- After providing initial care, preparing the patient for transport to an area hospital and continuing care enroute; and,
- Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent
- Current BLS Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR card
- Tetanus and Diptheria toxoid within last ten years; Measels, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination*; Varicella vaccination or immunity by disease; Hep-B vaccination**
* If born after 1956 the student must have documented proof of vaccine or seropositivity.
** The series of three Hep-B vacinations must have been started by the end of the first week of class in order to participate in the clinical experience.
Course Fee includes textbook, workbook, MDCH Objectives, blood pressure cuff & stethoscope, and CPR pocket mask. Payment arrangements can be made prior to start of class.
Life EMS is an approved training institution by Michigan Works. Contact your local Michigan Works branch to see if you qualify for tuition assistance.
Our next EMT-Basic course will begin March 6th, 2017 and our fall class begins September 6th, 2017. EMT class meets on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm and one Saturday per month from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Class is held at 1279 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Jason Perton is an Education Coordinator and Paramedic with Life EMS Ambulance. He has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Christian College. Jason has a passion for education. His students describe him as “a great teacher.” “I know without a shadow of a doubt, he wants us to succeed and be the best EMT we can be.”
Registration Fee: $200 (due at the time of registration).
Full Course Fee: $1,950 (due at the start of class).