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Emergency Medical Technician

This course is required for all persons who wish to be certified for pre-hospital care. This course contains class work and clinical experience. Students will learn transportation and care of patients, how to determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, advanced life saving skills including 12-lead EKG application and transmission, and automatic external defibrillation. Successful completion of all written and practical examinations as well as clinical experience can result in the student being certified as an Emergency Medical Technician by the State of Ohio.

Admission requirements: CPR BLS-HCP card, current driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, and must be 18 years of age at time of testing. National Registry testing fee is extra.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Emergency Medical Technician | Refresher

The Ohio EMT Refresher Training Program consists of 30 classroom hours and is divided into the following subject areas: Airway Management & Ventilation, Cardiology, Medical Emergencies, Trauma Issues, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatric Issues, Geriatric Issues, and EMS Preparatory and Operations. The American Heart Association’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course is taught during the pediatric section of the refresher course. Trauma triage is taught in accordance with triage transportation protocols approved by the State Board of EMS as determined per OAC 4765-14-02.

Emergency Medical Technicians who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency through written and practical testing over the knowledge and psychomotor skills outlined in this refresher training program prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course

This course is designed to educate members of the fire departments and emergency medical services about the safe and efficient operation of emergency vehicles.

Emergency Medical Responder

This course is designed for firefighters, police officers and industry workers who may be called to assist in an emergency situation. Topics covered include preparatory, airway management, patient assessment, cardiac management, illness and injury management, children and childbirth. Successful completion of all written and practical examinations can result in the student being certified as an Emergency Medical Responder by the State of Ohio.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

Emergency Medical Responder Refresher

The Ohio EMR Refresher Training Program consists of 15 classroom hours and is divided into the following subject areas: Preparatory Considerations, Airway Management & Ventilation, Patient Assessment, Cardiac Management, Illness & Injury Management, Trauma Issues, Childbirth & Pediatric Issues, and Geriatric Issues. Trauma triage is taught in accordance with triage transportation protocols approved by the State Board of EMS as determined per OAC 4765-14-02.

Emergency Medical Responders who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency through written and practical testing over the knowledge and psychomotor skills outlined in this refresher training program prior to receiving a certificate of completion.
911/Emergency Communication Training – This APCO state certification training is for Emergency (911) operators or those in the emergency communication field.

Also available:

  • PHTLS
  • Public Safety Instructor Continuing Education

*Charter and Accreditation #102
Chances are good that the firefighter, emergency medical technician or emergency medical responder responding to an emergency in your neighborhood is a graduate of Apollo Career Center’s Adult Public Safety program.

Our progressive training program serves more than 70 fire departments in 14 counties as well as business and industry; providing the lifesaving skills needed to keep themselves and our communities safe.

Due to the serious nature of the work firefighters and EMTs are faced with, having exposure to real world scenarios and realistic working conditions in a safe and controlled environment during their training helps prepare them for the challenges that will be presented with when they enter the workforce as an EMT, EMR or firefighter.


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Public Safety
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