Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Emergency Services Training will begin its 2014 spring Emergency Medical Technician Training program on Jan. 6 at the IUP Northpointe Campus in Freeport.
The program is primarily designed for emergency management services personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies including fire and rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers or safety professionals.
Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification exams.
The course is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is approved by the Veterans Administration for benefits.
The course includes classroom, skill and field sessions. Students must meet minimum physical capabilities of the state Department of Health. In addition to scheduled dates, students must complete NIMS 100/700 and HazMat Awareness through free online modules.
Students must also complete 10 patient contacts at an approved site, which will require up-to-date immunizations and TB test, malpractice insurance, criminal clearances and the NREMT exam fee.
The class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 26. Cost is $600, which includes the textbook. Registration is due by Dec. 23 and must include a $100 nonrefundable deposit.
Late registrations will be accepted if space is available. For a registration form and more information, call (724) 357-4051 or visit the website at http://www.iup.edu/est.