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Ambulance / Emergency Medical Services 

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), or Paramedics respond to all types of emergency calls, perform a variety of medical services and may also transport those patients to various hospitals that can continue the initial treatment in order to save lives. Most who started in the EMS profession believed it was all about lights and sirens, which to this day continues to attracted individuals to the profession.


The public looks at the EMS profession as those who use an ambulance as their office, but that is very far from the truth. Our rigs are just reminders that we don't need offices; that we're not constrained by the same four walls limiting the independence and imagination of white-collar workers. We are not just ambulance drivers, we are not second rate first aid providers, we are taught at a fast pace and we continue to hit the ground running. We are life long learners, ever evolving. We take pride in the distinctiveness of each patient we care for at 50 mph, when every turn reminds us EMS is an unnatural act only mastered by a few.


EMS professionals are the first line of defense against the Grime Reaper. We work in elements must people run away from. Hurricanes, Severe Storms, Rain, Ice, Sleet, Snow, Earthquakes, Floods, Wildfires, and Mass Disasters we answer the call. We are the individuals who come when 911 rings, when you need a brother or sister, a furniture mover, a babysitter, a priest, a friend, or someone to listen. 


Every two years, EMS professionals have to recertify to be able to continue our service. 


Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) who are Nationally Registered are required to have at least a 20 hour Refresher Course and 20 hours of Continual Education Units per the NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). A total of 40 hours of continuing education is required for EMT's.


Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT's) who are Nationally Registered are required to have at least a 25 hour Refresher Course and 25 hours of Continual Education Units per the NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). A total of 50 hours of continuing education is required for AEMT's.


Paramedics who are Nationally Registered are required to have at least a 30 hour Refresher Course and 30 hours of Continual Education Units per the NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). A total of 60 hours of continuing education is required for Paramedics.