To become an EMT in NYC, students will need to successfully complete an EMT-B training course. There are a few requirements one must first meet before applying to EMT school in New York, however.
EMT Program Requirements in New York
· Emergency Medical Technician students ought to be 18 years old or older. They also should have the ability to establish proof of a high school diploma or a GED.
· Must own a valid driver’s license.
· Should be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher. Potential students are sometimes asked to supply placement results (from assessments such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which evaluate one’s academic abilities in English, math, and reading).
· Need to have CPR certification and retain it over the course of the duration of the program.
· EMT students will need to present evidence 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).
· Need to undertake a drug test and submit to a criminal history check.
Throughout an EMT training program in New York, students will be taught the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level. After the course is properly finished, students will be able to acknowledge the significance of a patient’s injury and evaluate the requirement needed for emergency medical care.
Students will also learn to conduct proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s condition, as well as lift, position, or move a patient to restrict discomfort and defend against added injury.
Schools and Programs
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:
· CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College – New York, NY
· Dutchess Community College – Wappingers Falls, NY
· Herkimer County Community College – Utica, NY
· Hudson Valley Community College – Troy, NY
· Monroe Community College – Rochester, NY
· Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at NUMC – East Meadow, NY
· New York Methodist Hospital – Brooklyn, NY
· St. John’s University – Fresh Meadows, NY
· SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology – Cobleskill, NY
What to Expect From an EMT Course?
Any EMT student who has successfully completed an EMT training course in NYC will have a thorough 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
· Hemorrhage control
· 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 Do I Become an EMT?
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. One you pass the NREMT exams, you can then take the NYS certification exam. If you have any questions about EMS courses or testing in New York City, be sure to contact:
NYS DOH Bureau of EMS
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206-1388