Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)

NOTE: The required age for EMT-B candidates in Maine is 18 years old at the time of the exam

EMT is a one-year course of study for mature juniors and seniors who want to serve their community in a growing public safety field. This course provides students the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to render basic emergency medical care to the sick and injured. It also provides the foundation for advanced training in Para-medicine. Through discussion, practical labs and clinical field experience students are introduced to patient assessment, airway and respiratory problems, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen therapy, bleeding control, shock management, soft tissue injuries, fracture care, spinal immobilization, patient triage, and obstetrical, pediatric, environmental and behavioral emergencies.

Many students take Firefighting as a junior and move on to the EMT course as a senior.

Instructor: Lt. John Brooks




Professional Licenses /Certifications
Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700


Skills/Knowledge Acquired
Patient assessment for medical and trauma incidents
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Patient care, packaging and transport, documentation
Working in a team environment
Pre-hospital patient care

Course Activities
Hands on skills practice
Discussion and bookwork

Dual Enrollment/College Credits
Eastern Maine Community College (EMMC) 5.5 credits 

Entry Level Career Opportunities
Live-in student or Per-Diem while enrolled in college
Municipal Department
Private Ambulance Service

Career Opportunities (with further education)
Advanced Life Support, including Paramedic