Emergency Medical Technician Facts

Katie Reynolds, MSN, RN

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.

  • According to the US Department of Labor, the profession will experience a 21% increase in demand over the next five years
  • Emergency Medical Technicians may work at ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, dialysis facilities, and special events
  • There are opportunities for advancement in the profession-Advanced EMT and Paramedic are available with additional training
  • Moore Norman Technology Center’s EMT program is 252 hours including 36 hours of experience on an ambulance
  • Qualities of a Good EMT:
    • The ability to perform under pressure o Maintain a calm, kind and professional scene presence
    •  Possess excellent communication skills
    •  Be compassionate, want to help others
    •  Possess critical thinking skills and good judgment

To join the Moore Norman Technology Center EMT and Advanced EMT Program, successful applicants should:

Become an EMT

MNTC offers affordable day or evening courses in Emergency Medical Technician. For more information about enrollment, email Adult Development Coordinator Katie Reynolds, MSN, RN or call (405) 801-5805. 

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