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Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course - Bertha

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 February 08, 2022 and runs through May 19, 2022. Meeting days are Tuesday (6 - 10 p.m) and Thursday (6 - 10 p.m). Lectures and skills sessions will be held in person at the Bertha Community Center, 205 2nd Ave. NW, Bertha, MN 56437. 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 amount will be due upfront on February 08, 2022 from all individuals taking the course. Those students representing departments will have the 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 February 08, 2022. You must complete and pass a background check, 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 February 08, 2022.

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


for this course is required and there is a maximum capacity of 10

spots. Masking for in-person sessions is mandatory. For questions or

more information, please contact Tom Krueger at

or by phone at 218-632-8738.

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Bertha Community Center

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Tom Krueger

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