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King George County Dept. of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Svcs.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic - 2018

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This program will be a hybrid course of in-classroom and on-line learning.

  • DATE: January 6, 2018 – April 14, 2017 (Mondays, Wednesdays and most

Saturdays)

  • TIMES: 1900-2200 on Mon & Wed; 0900-1700 Saturdays

  • LOCATION: 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485; Company 1, Training Room A

  • REGISTRATION: You must pre-register for this class by following the Eventbrite link below. Pre-registration MUST be completed by December 15, 2017.

  • COST: $500.00, which includes the course, your textbook and National Registry testing fees. Payment in full MUST be received by 1600 on Thursday, December 28, 2017. See the following instructions on Page 2 for more details.

***Through the new funding assistance program that the Virginia Office of EMS has created, you are encouraged to apply for a scholarship (at open enrollment in Jan 2018) to assist you with the cost of this class. Please follow the link below to learn more about this funding opportunity.***

CPR Eventbrite Link to Register:

EMT Course Eventbrite Link to Register:

Scholarship: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/education-certification/ems-scholarship/

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Course Description:

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care.

The course requires a minimum of 178 hours of classroom and skills instruction and 10 hours of Clinical/Field rotations for a total of 188 hours of training. (You may NOT miss any more than 15% of the in-class portion and MUST maintain a grade average of 80% or above. Absence of more than 15% of the in-class portion and a grade average of below 80% will cause you to forfeit your course fee and you will be dismissed from the course.) Virginia certification requires successful completion of a standardized cognitive and psychomotor skills examination. This course is designed to train individuals to serve as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. This includes all skills necessary to provide emergency medical care as an attendant-in-charge with a basic life support ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.

Upon successfully completion of the training program, the student will be capable of performing the following functions:

(1) Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injury to assess requirements for emergency care.

(2) Administer appropriate emergency care to stabilize the patient’s condition.

(3) Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient in a way as to minimize discomfort and further injury.

The EMT training program is based upon the Virginia EMS Education Standards derived the USDOT National EMS

Education Standards.

Payment Instructions:

The cost of the EMT class is $500.00, which includes the course, your textbook and National Registry testing fees. PAYMENT IN FULL MUST be received by 1600 on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Checks should be made payable to King George Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services, and sent to 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485. There is a $35 returned check fee that will be charged if your check is returned.

The cost of the CPR class is $30.00. Payment in full must be received by December 8, 2017. Checks should be made payable to King George Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services and sent to 8122 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485. There is a $35 returned check fee that will be charged if your check is returned.

All interested individuals that are not associated with King George County as a volunteer member MUST pay in full prior to the class by December 28, 2017. All King George County volunteer members will be required to sign up through the Eventbrite link, submit a Training Request to the Training Department by December 15, 2017, and are strongly encouraged to apply for the VA OEMS EMS Scholarship as outlined below. (Active and operational members will take precedence.)

The VA Office of EMS has established a Scholarship program for students who enroll in an initial EMS course. The Scholarship program allows a one-time award to individuals of up to $495.00 for an initial EMT course. In order to participate in this program, you need to follow the link on the first page, or go onto VA OEMS’s website to view how to apply. You must apply for this scholarship during the next open cycle, which runs from Jan 1, 2018 – Feb 28, 2018, and OEMS will start awarding the scholarships in April 2018. You will not be able to apply until the first day of class, after you enroll, which is January 6th. If you are chosen to receive a monetary award, you will receive it in one lump sum for the entire program. Scholarship funding allocation information MUST be provided to King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services if you are a recipient of any King George County training funds for this course.

Course Pre-Requisites:

Eligibility to attend an Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder Bridge, or an Emergency Medical Technician course in Virginia requires that you must:

(1) Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

(2) Be a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning date of the certification course. If less than 18 years of age, you must provide the course coordinator with a completed parental permission form with the signature of a parent or guardian verifying approval for enrollment in the course.

(3) Have no physical or mental impairment that would render them unable to perform all cognitive and psychomotor skills required for that level of certification.

(4) Hold current certification in an Office of Emergency Medical Services approved Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course at the beginning date of the course. This certification must also be current at the time of state testing.

(5) Not have been convicted of or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation, or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in state EMS regulations as follows:

(A) Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime involving sexual misconduct where lack of affirmative consent by the victim is an element of the crime.

(B) Have never been convicted of a felony involving the sexual or physical abuse of children, the elderly or the infirm.

(C) Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime (including abuse, neglect, theft from, or financial exploration) of a person entrusted to their care or protection in which the victim is a patient or is a resident of a health care facility.

(D) Have never been convicted or found guilty of any crime involving the use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs except that the person is eligible for affiliation or enrollment five years after the date of final release if no additional crimes of this type have been committed during that time.

(E) Have never been convicted or found guilty of any other act that is a felony except that the felon is eligible for affiliation or enrollment five years after the date of final release if no additional felonies have been committed during that time.

(F) Are not currently under any disciplinary or enforcement action from another state EMS office or other recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body. Personnel subject to these disciplinary or enforcement actions may be eligible for certification provided there have been no further disciplinary or enforcement actions for five years prior to application for certification in Virginia.

(G) Have never been subject to a permanent revocation of license or certification by another state EMS office or recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body.

(6) All references to criminal acts or convictions under this section refer to substantially similar laws or regulations of any other state or the United States. Convictions include prior adult convictions, juvenile convictions, and adjudications of delinquency based on an offense that would have been, at the time of conviction, a felony conviction if committed by an adult within or outside Virginia.

(7) Be clean and neat in appearance.

(8) May not be under the influence of any drugs or intoxicating substances that impairs your ability to provide patient care or operate a motor vehicle while in class or performing clinicals, while on duty or when responding or assisting in the care of a patient.

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