Emergency Medical Technician Course

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2021 EMT Course Information

EMT Course Orientation:

A Mandatory Course Orientation and CPR class
will be held Saturday, January 9th, 2021.

Students must attend this orientation session to be eligible to take the EMT course.

Required CPR Class:
Saturday, January 9th, 2021
This class is mandatory for all EMT Students, even if you already have CPR

Starts Tuesday, January 12, 2021,  7:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm
1 Saturday per month 9am to 5pm
Attendance at the first class is mandatory.

Gloucester Vol Fire and Rescue Station 1
Large Meeting Room
6595 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061

$550 due January 9th at the Course Orientation

Enrollment Application:
Open to anyone meeting the basic requirements
Limited to 20 students

Registration process is on thisĀ 2021 EMT Class Letter.

Course Syllabus and schedule will given at orientation. Contact:

Annual EMT Course Overview

The Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad conducts an Annual EMT course beginning in January each year.  The course typically runs into June and students who successfully complete the course are eligible to test at the June Consolidated test site.  

This course is open to anyone meeting the basic requirements to become an EMT as set forth by the State of Virginia.  Students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


Becoming an EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, and perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. 

The process of becoming an EMT in Virginia requires the following:Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

Be a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning date of the EMT course. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must provide your instructor with a completed parental permission form with the signature of a parent or guardian verifying approval for enrollment in the course.

Have no physical or mental impairment that would render you unable to perform all practical skills required at the EMT level.

Hold current certification in an Office of Emergency Medical Services approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course at the beginning date of the EMT course. This certification must also be current at the time of state testing.

Not have been convicted of or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation, or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in state EMS regulation 12VAC5-31-910.

Be clean and neat in appearance.

May not be under the influence of any drugs or intoxicating substances that impairs your ability to provide patient care or operate a motor vehicle while in class or performing clinicals, while on duty or when responding or assisting in the care of a patient.

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