May 1, 2016

Training & Classes

Whether it’s the breaking news story of the day or on a TV drama, you’ll see them—and Hollywood loves them! Remember the show that started it all, Emergency!? They are the uniformed men and women rescuing the victims of an accident or a disaster. Sometimes you’ll see them in ambulances, sometimes they are in fire trucks, hospitals or in helicopters. They are everywhere that help is needed. They are volunteer and career EMTs.

Very often, the first medical professionals on the scene of an emergency are Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs. Much more than mere ‘ambulance drivers,’ EMTs respond to all types of emergency calls and perform a wide variety of pre-hospital medical care. People’s lives depend on their quick reaction and competent care.

EMTs and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. They volunteer or are employed by hospitals, ambulatory agencies and fire departments responding to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

Many levels of training and classes are available from Emergency Medical Technician to Paramedic. Central Shenandoah EMS Council, Inc. (CSEMS) provides ongoing guidance and resources including clearly stating course requirements, helping you enroll and register, and providing optional dates and times for testing for the various levels of certification you might be interested in obtaining. Visit our web site for more information on available training courses.

Please visit our Training web page for more information on upcoming EMT courses being offered by the the Council–www.csems.org/training/