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    Default EMT certification?

    Im a vollie, but i want to get my EMT-B certification, hwo can i get it? through RESA, over the summer?
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    Logan,
    Check with your local hospital or your ambulance service. They should be able to steer you in the right direction. I personally took mine at a hospital but was sponsored by an ambulance service. Also you could look around a Community College too. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: EMT certification?

    Originally posted by logan
    Im a vollie, but i want to get my EMT-B certification
    So what are you saying? Volunteer Firefighters cannot become EMT's?!? That's news to me! Sorry...just giving you a hard time

    Did you check to see if your department will pay for it?

    Check with local hospitals, community colleges, and ambulance services. They should be able to inform you of an EMT class. I know all the community colleges in my area run EMT courses (but do it through ambulance services). Also, there are some hospitals around here that run classes also.

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    Talk with your fd and see what can be worked out. When I first got my EMT I had started with a vol dept in southern CA. I had to pay for the EMT class at the community college and after I ran a certain amount of EMS calls with my dept and made it through a probation period they reimbursed me for the class, books, everything. I just had to keep all the receipts.

    If they cant(or wont)work with you contact your local hospital or community college and see who offers what.They can point you in the right direction.

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    I took my EMT-B course through a local community college. It worked out pretty well too.

    Check at your local community colleges, see if your FD has any suggestions, and also check with your local ambulance service. Another good place to get information is from your state EMS office.

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    make sure you can try and work out for your dept to pay the fees, otherwise you'll be stuck paying the few hundred for tuition, books, etc.
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    I'm getting my certification through my college. You may have to take a prerequsite course, such as an advanced first aid class before you go on to the emt-1 class. Just call up the school around you and ask for the emergency medical education dept. (if they have one) people there will help you out and tell you what you have to do. or try what others are sugesting and contact your local fire dept. good luck!
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    If you contact your local ems dept, they should be able to tell you when the next class is coming up for emt-D. I have been one for years I think it's great when firemen become Emt's like I did myself. In NYS. It's paid for by the state so your dept has 0 cost.. Also with the pilot program out now thru NYS,Emt's can resert thru the mail.. Soooooooo much easier.. Go for it never stop training everyday something new out there. Good luckkkk Firefighter/Emt... for 17yrs

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    Cool EMT Cert.

    I am a VFF/EMT, I took my EMT-B course at a local Junior COllege and I am still enrolled and continuing my studies to eventually achieve Paramedic-2. Since you are a "vollie" then when you go to take your state test you dont have to pay, just claim volunteer status.
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    My department pays for our EMT course. You have to remain an active member in good standing for a year afterward or pay the dept. back for the cost of the class, books and such. Most will pay up front or reimburse you if you pass, they usually wont if you fail.
    Good luck and study hard.

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