The EMT Academy runs a full semester, with the next one scheduled to start in early 2019. Students may also be eligible to take part in the Fire Academy available through the pathways program.
Students who enroll in the CFARS EMT Training Program, and successfully complete the program, will be eligible to earn an EMT license through the National Registry of EMT. Topics include introduction to emergency care, well-being of the EMT, medical legal and ethical issues, the human body, baseline vital signs, sample history, professional rescuer CPR, airway management and scene size-up. The student will also learn initial assessment, focused history for the medical and trauma patients, detailed physical exam, and focused physical exam techniques.
Participants also will have 10 hours of field internship riding with an ambulance service, 10 hours observation time in a local Emergency Room, and an opportunity at an internship upon completion of the program.
"The Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad has been offering this program for the past few semesters, with great success. We are proud of the young men and women who come through are program, complete it, and then give back to the communities in which they live" states Deputy Chief H. Bucky Buchanan of the Clinton training center. "It is a great feeling when you run into graduates of our program out now performing the duties of an EMT, both as a volunteer and as a career, here in Hunterdon County".
Due to the in-depth nature of the material being covered, the curriculum for the EMT academy pathway requires individuals be available outside of school hours, including evenings and weekends. Classes currently run 2 nights a week, and 1 weekend day, which offset hours they would normally be in other classroom activities.
tudents are strongly encouraged to join a local First Aid or Rescue Squad prior to enrollment. For more information please contact at HC Polytech Mrs. Tanya Nalesnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt. Michelle Gardner at Clinton's training center at email@example.com