EMT Training Program
Ridge Ambulance Service’s EMT Program follows the National Standard Curriculum adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that meets or exceeds the required training hours.
Each course is 12 weeks in length, typically meeting 3 days a week (M/W/F) for approx. 8 hours each day, depending on location. The course includes classroom sessions of lecture and hands on skills as well as clinical patient contact hours. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to challenge the National Registry examination for certification, then applies to IDPH for EMT licensure.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, including transportation of the patient to a medical facility. EMTs function as a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight (i.e., providing access to patients, assessment and treatment of injuries/illness, etc.). This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a variety of medical and traumatic emergencies as an EMT in the pre-hospital setting. It is designed for individuals seeking to enter the fire service or Paramedic studies while also providing a foundation for a career as a healthcare provider.
- At least 18 years of age
- High School graduate or GED Equivalent
- Valid Driver’s License
Students will also be required to pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and medical physical/lift test for entry to the program