There is a great demand for EMT and Paramedic in large and highly populated areas like New York. There are a number of schools offering EMT training in New York for the original EMT courses, refresher courses, and advanced courses. The schedule for EMT training course in New York vary for each school during spring, summer, and fall.
There are different EMS Levels of certification offered in New York State by the Department of Health namely:
- Certified First Responder (CFR)
- Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate (AEMT-I)
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care (AEMT-CC)
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (AEMT-P)
You can get detailed course information for each school by contacting any of the approved EMT training schools or the Regional EMS Council for your area. They have the updated and upcoming courses in their region. The upcoming and current EMT courses for NYC can be found here.
EMT Training Schools in New York City
- Chevra Hatzalah
- Emergency Care Programs, Inc.
- FDNY EMS Academy
- Institute for Emergency Care
- N.Y. Hospital Medical Center of Queens
- St. John’s University EMS Institute
- Staten Island EMT Center
There are quite a number of schools in every county so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one in your area.
EMT Training for New York Requirements
In general, it is required for EMT students to be at least 18 years old, can read, write, and communicate in English, and meet the demanding physical requirements of being an EMT. While others also require for proof of immunization for Measles, Mumps & Rubella, Hepatitis B & current PPD, a High School Diploma or a recognized G.E.D, and complete an interview. You can still take the EMT course even if you have a criminal conviction but the case must be reviewed and may delay or prevent your certification.
You can expect the course to take about 3-5 Months or more and the tuition to cost about $875 – $1100 or more. Most require you to pay in full but some offer other payment options.
New York EMT Basic Course Curriculum
The course include didactic and practical training in the following modules:
Preparatory – Introduction, well-being, medical/legal and ethical issues, human body, baseline Vital Signs and sample History, and lifting and moving patients
CPR – cardiac arrest and CPR, circulation
Patient Assessment – Scene size-up, initial assessment, history and physical Exam, communications, documentation
Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and Obstetrics/Gynecology – General pharmacology, respiratory, cardiovascular, environmental, and behavioral emergencies, diabetes/ altered mental status, allergies, poisoning/overdose, obstetrics/gynecology
Trauma – Bleeding and shock, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal care, injuries to the head and spine
Infants and Children
There’s also clinical rotations on emergency department or ambulance required for a set period of time.
EMT Basic NYS Certification
After you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to take the NYS Department of Health EMT Basic Certification Exam. Passing the certification exam will get you a certification which is good for three years.
You can visit the Bureau of EMS for course informations, List of Approved Schools, Regional EMS Councils, protocols and more information about EMT training in NYC.