Emergency Services


  • Program Highlights:

    This two-year program provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in fire protection technology, fire safety, emergency medical care, and radio dispatch. Students explore these professions through a variety of guest lecturers and site visitations.

    In the first year course (basic), students earn CPR certification and take the NYS Certified First Responder certification exam.The purpose of the second-year course is to prepare students to participate in an eight-week field internship and take the NYS EMT-Basic (EMT-B) certification exam.*

    *Important Requirements:

    According to the NYS Department of Health (NY-CRR 800.6) an applicant for initial Emergency Medical Technician certification must be 18 years of age prior to the last day of the month in which they will take the EMT-B certification exam. Due to this regulation, students must be 18 years of age by August 31st following their senior year in order to enroll in this program.

    Additionally, in order for EMCC to be able to offer the EMT-B training program, we are required to have a course sponsor. Our course sponsor is Monroe Community College (MCC). In accordance with MCC course policies, in order to be eligible to participate in an internship and sit for the NYS EMT-B certification exam students must:

    • Maintain a minimum of a 75% class average
    • Have 100% attendance
    • Register and pay for the associated MCC dual enrollment course (Emergency Medical Technician - EMS 110, 6 credits) where students pay 1/3 the regular tuition per credit hour.
Emergency Services students practice safely moving a volunteer "patient"

Units of Study

  • Basic (Year 1)

    NYS Certified First Responder

    • Basic Life Support CPR/AED
    • Patient Assessments & Treatment
    • EMS Operations

    Intro to Fire Protection Technology

    • Chemistry & Physics of Fire
    • Fire Dept. Facilities
    • Fire Apparatus
    • FPT Career Opportunities
    • Radio Dispatch Training


    Advanced (Year 2)

    NYS Emergency Medical Technician Course

    • Traumatic Injuries
    • Advanced Airway Management
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Advanced Medical Assessments
    • General Pharmacology
    • Medical Legal & Ethical Issues
    • EMS Response to Terrorism
    • Bleeding & Shock
    • Pediatrics
    • Emergency Extrications
    • Work Experience

     

Industry Based Exams/Certifications

    • NYS Department of Health (DOH) Certified First Responder
    • NYS DOH Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Exam
    • NYS DOH EMT-B Certification
    • CPR/AED

Credit

Connections

  •  Career Connections

    • Certified First Responder
    • Emergency Dispatcher
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Firefighter
    • Nurse
    • Paramedic
    • Patient Care Technician
    • Physician
    • Physician's Assistant
    • Police Officer


    College Programs

    • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Fire Protection Technology
    • Hospital Technician
    • Mortician
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing
    • Paramedic
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Respiratory Therapist

Items to Consider

  • Successful students:

    • Read at the 9th grade level
    • Have excellent school attendance (ALL units of study must be completed as per NYS Health Dept. guidelines)
    • Do regularly required academic assignments
    • Have the physical abilities required of the career field (mobility, vision etc.)
    • Exhibit a high level of maturity
    • Have a strong desire to work in the health care field
    • Purchase and wear an EMS uniform (EMS shirt, pants and work boots) before the second year. Uniform can be worn both years; most students opt to purchase the uniform during the first year ($100 or more combined cost).
    • Receive the required vaccinations for internship placements; student internship placement sites will not accept religious exemptions as a substitute for vaccination records.