EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
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.
EMTs are employed in many capacities. Most fire agencies require their firefighters to be EMTs.
EMTs have many job opportunities including work in the hospital, as security officers, as hyperbaric chamber techs, and many more