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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course

The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course is the entry-level course to the Emergency Medical Service and the backbone of EMS in Minnesota. It includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a Basic Life Support (BLS) level with an ambulance service or other specialized service.

EMT-Basics undergo 144 hours of instruction including classroom, practical and emergency room education. The training includes anatomy and physiology, documentation, lifting and moving, communications, airway management, patient assessment, and cardiac arrest management.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry test and certify as an EMT-Basic in the State of Minnesota. The EMT-B must complete 24 (State) - 48 (National) hours of continuing education every two years to maintain their certification.

The course begins on January 10, 2023 and runs through April 27, 2023. Meeting days are Tuesday (6 - 10 p.m) and Thursday (6 - 10 p.m). This is an in-person course being held at the Henning EMS Building, 612 Front St., Henning MN, 56551 (with HYBRID option for illness and inclement weather; a device supporting the ZOOM platform must be accessible for lecture sessions). Additional skills days will be held on several Saturdays throughout the course and will be published on the course syllabus. Final testing (written and skills) will be held in person at Tri County Health Care, Classroom 200, Wesley Building, 415 Jefferson St. N., Wadena MN 56482. Additional information will be provided following registration.

Cost for the course is $1,050 and this includes the book and $75 CPR fee. There is a non-refundable $200 deposit due to hold your seat prior to the start of class. The full tuition will be due upfront on January 10, 2023 from all individuals taking the course. Those students representing departments will have their sponsoring agency invoiced.

Once registered for the course you will receive an email packet that needs to be completed in order to start the class on January 10, 2023. You must complete and pass a background check for course admission. Those candidates wishing to do ambulance ride time or site clinicals at Tri County Health Care will need to go through a two-step mantoux and symptom review, submit proof of current and up-to-date immunization records (including COVID19) and get your flu shot. ALL records are due by January 10, 2023.

This 144-hour course includes AHA BLS/CPR, FISDAP and skills testing.

Pre-registration for this course is required and there is a maximum capacity of 15 spots. Masking for in-person sessions MAY be required. For questions or more information, please contact Tom Krueger at or by phone at 218-632-8738.

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Henning EMS Building, 612 Front St., Henning MN 56551

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Tom Krueger

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