The Emergency Medical Services program is based upon and adheres to the National Department of Transportation and the State of Maine guidelines for an Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level (EMT-B). It is designed to introduce you to a career that is both exciting and personally rewarding. This academically rigorous and physically demanding program emphasizes teamwork and effective communication skills. Students will be asked to demonstrate a positive attitude, outstanding attendance, and good moral characteristics.
Students must be at least 16 years of age and must be able to meet the physical demands of the program, which include lifting, pulling, twisting, and turning. Students will need to provide proof of immunizations, including DPT, MMR, Varicella, and Tetanus. During the course of the program they will need to get a flu vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, and a TB test. Students will also be subject to a background check and random drug testing.
Reading assignments and on-line training are required within this program. The EMT-B candidate must maintain a grade point average of seventy percent (75%) or better in order to pass this course and be eligible to take the National Registry EMS written and psychomotor exam. Candidates will need to be competent in their skills and knowledge and will be evaluated throughout this program.
Outcomes: NOCTI certificate, First Aid/AED/CPR certifications, FEMA ICS 100 & 700 certifications, 3 college credits in Basic EMT at EMCC.
Here’s instructor Bill Wentworth talking about his EMT and Firefighting programs. You can take both classes in two years at Tri-County or either one, though they go together well: