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EMT Original

EMS & Paramedic Training
Contact: Doug Sandbrook, MA, NRP
Phone: 315 464-4851
Email: emsctr@upstate.edu

North Syracuse Fire Department EMT-Original Course
Registration is open
Class Dates: January 13 through May 21, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM with occasional Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $1,075.00 (Includes tuition, fees, ebook, and online classroom)
Details and registration


Manlius Fire Department EMT-Original Course
Registration is open
Class Dates: February 24 through June 18, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM with occasional Saturdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $1,075.00 (Includes tuition, fees, ebook, and online classroom)
Details & Registration

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are entry-level healthcare providers that specialize in pre-hospital emergencies. Their speed and effectiveness on the scene play a vital role in the lives of the patients they come in contact with.

EMTs respond to emergency calls that range from car accidents, violent traumas, heart attacks, childbirths and falls. EMTs perform basic, noninvasive interventions to stabilize patients and transport them to receive further medical care in places like hospitals.

EMTs often work with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals and other rescue services.

To become an EMT, you must:

  • Turn 17 years of age by the last day of the month in which your written exam is scheduled
  • Attend and successfully complete an NYS DOH Bureau of EMS approved EMT course such as ours
  • Successfully complete the NYS DOH BEMS cognitive  and psychomotor certification examinations

Our EMT course consists of 168 hours of lectures and hands-on skills training as well as patient contacts via field internships with local EMS agencies. We give you the strength and skills necessary to confidently respond on the job and pass the NY state exams.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

NYS DOH BEMS Emergency Medical Technician Job Description

Student Financial Responsibilities

All students are required to pay tuition & fees at the time of course registration. Candidates with a New York State Emergency Medical Services agency affiliation remain eligible for tuition assistance from New York State. These funds can be requested through their agency upon successful program completion and certification

Students are responsible for purchasing uniforms
, and supplies. Students are ultimately responsible for any and all costs associated with their course.

We are an Eligible Training Provider per the Department of Labor and participants may qualify for tuition funding through CNY Works. For more information, contact CNY Works at 315-473-8250 or http://www.cnyworks.com

EMT Program Goals & Terminal Learning Objectives

The EMT program provides students with the knowledge and experience required to appropriately assess and treat a patient in any given situation.

The EMT program provides the student with an understanding of the principles used in treating medical emergencies.

The student completing the EMT program will learn:

  • Airway management and ventilation
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administration of medications by various routes
  • Management of traumatic injuries
  • Application of splints, bandages, other devices appropriate to the care of the sick and injured, and spinal motion precautions
  • Disentanglement of a patient
  • Packaging and removal from the scene
  • Radio communications with medical control
  • Report writing skills
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician in performing both emergency and operational aspects of the job

Graduation Requirements

Students will be awarded a certificate of course completion upon successfully meeting all program requirements. In order to be awarded a certificate of course completion and to be admitted to the final practical examinations, students must have successfully completed all course requirements within the given time to the satisfaction of the course sponsor. These include, but are not limited to:

  • All EMS program and affiliate property have been returned in good condition
  • Successful completion of the AHA Health Care Provider course
  • Approval of the lead instructor
  • Final grade of at least 75% in good academic standing
  • All fees paid

The Upstate Medical University Department of Emergency Medicine EMS Programs will not allow any student to take a certifying examination until he/she has successfully completed all phases of training (including didactic, clinical, and field training) and demonstrated competency in all skills within the scope of practice for an entry-level EMT.

Completion of course does not guarantee succesful acquisition of state or national certification. Students must successfully complete the New York State Practical and Written Exams or National Registry Practical and Written Exams to obtain the respective certifications.