Emergency Services

  • Program Highlights:

    Two-Year NYSED Approved CTE Program

    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, 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 extensive field internship and take the NYS EMT-Basic (EMT-B) certification exam.

    Students taking this program are strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is not required at this time. However, not being vaccinated may impact our ability to place students on internship.

    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 70% 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
    • Register and pay for the associated MCC dual enrollment course (Certified First Responder—EMS 101, 3 credits)
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 Certification
    • NYS DOH Emergency Medical Technician—Basic Certification
    • American Heart Association CPR/AED
    • Precision Exams



  •  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 10th 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) the first year. Uniform can be worn both years ($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.