In September I signed up for an EMT-Basic class. The class is taught by Boston EMS‘s Captain Scarna. The class is 150-hours, and meets every Tuesday & Thursday, and every other Saturday. When I finally graduate next month, I will be eligible for the state certification and licensing examination.
EMT’s provide life-saving medical care at the scene of medical emergencies and during the ambulance transport of ill or injured patients to the hospital emergency room. EMT course training prepares students for the evaluation and treatment of various medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke, poisoning, burns, fractured bones, obstructed airways, childbirth, and severe bleeding. – Fall 2007 Brochure