Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
GVFRS Annual EMT Course
GVFRS offers an Emergency Medical Technician Course to the public each year at our fire stations . The course typically starts in January and can run from 5 to 6 months, 2 days per week and an occasional Saturday.
Our program prepares the student to take the National Registry of EMTs cognitive exam and the Virginia Office of EMS psychomotor exams.
2022 EMT Course Registration is Open
To apply for the 2022 EMT course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request links and instructions.