Students seeking EMT training in New Hampshire will attend an EMT-B training course that’s at least 110 hours in length. Successfully completion of an EMT course will result in students being eligible to take the NREMT-B exams and apply for state licensure.
EMT training students in NH will need to meet the following requirements:
· EMT students in New Hampshire must be 18 years old or older. They also must be able to show proof of a high school diploma or a GED.
· Must have a valid driver’s license.
· Be physically fit, according to an examination by a physician.
· Must be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher. Prospective students are sometimes asked to provide placement scores (from tests such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which test one’s academic skills in English, math, and reading).
· Valid CPR certification (Health Care Provider).
· EMT students will need to show proof of the following vaccinations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, and Hepatitis B Vaccination Series. You will likely also need the Tdap vaccine to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Petrussis; Chicken Pox (vaccinated 2 shot series or positive titer); a negative Tuberculosis skin PPD test (within the last 12 months); a negative Chest X-ray (within the last 12 months) and a Flu shot (within the last 12 months).
· Must undergo a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.
Are You Ready for EMT School?
During the course of an EMT training course in New Hampshire, students will learn the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. Once the program is successfully finished, students will be able to determine the significance of a patient’s injury and assess the requirement needed for emergency medical care.
Students will additionally learn to conduct proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s affliction, as well as lift, position, or shift a patient to restrict pain and prevent additional trauma.
Schools and Programs
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:
· New England EMS – Manchester, NH
· NHTI, Concord’s Community College – Concord, NH
Preparing for EMT Courses in NH
An EMT student in NH who has completed an EMT training course is expected to have a firm understanding of the following:
· The Human Body
· EMT-Basic Pharmacology
· Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies
· Emergency Childbirth/Pediatric Emergencies
· Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues in EMS
· Bleeding and Shock Management
· Environmental and Behavioral Emergencies
· Epinephrine Auto-Injector
· Trauma Patient Assessment
· Airway Management
· Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies
· Soft Tissue Injuries
· Musculoskeletal Injuries
· Head, Neck and Spine Injuries
· Vital Signs
· Infants, Children, Adolescents and Old Patients
· Lifting and Moving Patients
· Diabetic Emergencies
How to Become an EMT in New Hampshire
Once you have successfully completed your EMT-Basic course, you will then be able to apply for national certification by taking the NREMT exams. National EMT certification requires students to successfully complete both a cognitive (computer adaptive test) and psychomotor exam (skills test).
The NREMT-B practical exam is a state approved exam and will be given through state recognized EMT training programs. If you have any questions about EMT testing, training, or licensure in New Hampshire contact:
Department of Safety, Div. of EMS
Northern NH Field Office
55 Maynesboro Street
Berlin, NH 03570