Orange County EMT Courses Begin January 28 - Daily Hudson Valley News

Orange County EMT Courses Begin January 28

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Community Calendar

Orange County Deputy Commissioner, Division of Emergency Medical Services, Frank Cassanite today announced that the County is sponsoring and is now accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Spring Courses beginning JANUARY and taking place at the Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road in Goshen, NY.

“As we stated back in the fall, there are now new requirements in place to meet national standards as adopted by New York State Department of Health,” said Deputy Commissioner Cassanite.

Students taking either the original or refresher are now required to submit documentation that they have taken the following three (3) on-line and free courses: National Incident Management System, An Introduction IS-700; Introduction to Incident Command System IS-100b; and Hazmat Awareness.

The first two courses may be found at the following site: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp and the Hazmat Awareness may be found at: www.saferesponse.com/users/sign_up The documentation for attendance to these courses must be submitted prior to taking the written certification examination.

The EMT Original Course begins on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 and will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The New York State Certification Examination will be on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Students are required to purchase their own textbooks, workbooks and pocket mask. Required textbook for this course is “Emergency Care,” 12th edition, and workbook by Brady, which may be purchased online at www.bradybooks.com

The EMT Refresher Course begins on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. The New York State Certification Examination will be on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Students must send a copy of their EMT Certification card along with their application.

Students are required to have their own pocket mask. Required textbook for this course is “Emergency Care,” 12th edition, by Brady, which may be purchased online at www.bradybooks.com

Deputy Cassanite said, “Due to the change over to the national standards, there is material we must provide before the student will be allowed to take the challenge written exam.”

In order to meet this requirement, the supplemental material will be given on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If the student does not take the supplemental material they may not take the challenge exam and must sit for all lectures. The student may still challenge the practical portion of the course.

Those who are applying, but are not a member of a volunteer EMS, municipal EMS, private EMS agency or first responder agency with an EMS agency code number issued by the NYS-DOH, must submit a check (costs below) with their application payable to: Orange County Commissioner of Finance.

$700.00 for the EMT-B Original $220.00 CFR Original
$335.00 for the EMT-B Refresher/challenge $100.00 CFR Refresher

If you are a member of a volunteer EMS, municipal EMS, private EMS or first response agency with an EMS agency code number issued by the NYS-DOH, the Verification of Sponsorship form must accompany your application.

All applications and checks should be mailed to: Michael Walton, Education Coordinator, Orange County Department of Emergency Services, Division of EMS, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924. Please read the application carefully before submitting, as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For application forms, schedules, and Verification of Membership forms (DOH 3312), please visit http://home.roadrunner.com/~ocems/ocems.html

Please contact Orange County Division of EMS Education Coordinator Michael Walton at (845) 615-0466 or mwalton@orangecountygov.com with any questions or for more information.

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