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