Are you interested in meeting the needs of our communities’ emergency care? 

Register for the EMT - Basic course, which begins in November

"Service to your community is by far the greatest gift to mankind."  Deb Wood

When is the EMT-B course offered?

Perry Memorial Hospital is offering the EMT-Basic (EMT-B) course beginning November 12, 2019 and ending March 12, 2020 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and one Saturday each month for eight hours. 

What is covered in the EMT-B course?

The course will cover airway management, CPR, splinting and bandaging, bandaging, emergency childbirth training, administration of life saving medications and much more.

Training course is for those considering becoming a volunteer for their local ambulance service.  The EMT-B program consists of 148 hours of classroom training followed by 20 hours of learning in the Emergency Department and 20 hours learning in the back of an ambulance.  The EMT-B is the gateway to most paid services and paid firefighter positions. 

How much does it cost to register for the EMT-B course?

Members of OSF Northern Region EMS will be charged $500.  Non-members of OSF Northern Region EMS taking the course will be required to pay $600.  Payment by check, money order or credit card is due at the time of registration.  

Who can register for the EMT-B course?

All candidates must be 18 years of age or older (by the time they take the state certification exam at the end of the course), possess a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or GED (Prior to taking the certification exam), current on immunizations, complete a criminal background check and drug screen.  Those who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to take the certified licensing test to become a EMT. 

How do I register for the EMT-B course?

The registration deadline is October 24, 2019.  Download the application and submit it to the address below:

OSF Northern Region EMS
5510 East State Street,
Rockford, IL 61108

Questions?  Call Deb Wood, RN, at 815-876-4498 for more information.