Madera Adult School
2037 West Cleveland Ave
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 675 - 4425
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
This training course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to pass the State Certification Test and become employed as an EMT 1A
Fees: contact school office
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) are skilled medical workers who respond to medical emergencies for the injured and ill. They are sent to emergencies by specially trained dispatchers who maintain radio contact or patch them through to medical professionals for ongoing instructions. Following instructions, they examine victims to determine the nature and extent of injury or illness and administer first aid and emergency basic life support (BLS), such as giving oxygen and doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR). They continue basic life support treatment during transport to hospitals. They help the emergency room staff do pre-admittance treatment and obtain medical histories.
EMT's are trained on ambulance operations and procedures. They drive emergency vehicles with special communication and medical equipment, check vehicles daily, and keep them stocked with medical supplies.
•Must be 18 years old
•Valid California Driver’s license
•Recent physical exam
•The EMT certificate program requires attendance for the entire semester
•Reading pre-test required before entering EMT courses
• EMT positions require a State license
• Continuing education every two years to maintain certification or State license