Emergency Medical Technician 1 & 2

Course Instructor

Course Description

General Course Prerequisites:

  • Genuine interest in pursuing a career in the fire and rescue field Parental permission prior to specific activities Purchase and wear a selected uniform to wear on selected days Purchase of liability insurance
  • FEES:  This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.
  • Strong Attendance

Emergency Medical Technician 1:

Course #:  833326 – Grades: 11, 12 – Credits:  One

This is part one (fall semester) of a two-part, full-year course. Students must also register for part two, Emergency Medical Technician 2 for the spring semester. Emergency Medical Technician 1 prepares the student to enter the workforce or pursue further education in the field of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Fire Science. The principles and practices of emergency response will be explored under the direct supervision of a certified EMT-B instructor. The curriculum consists of planned learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and faculty supervised clinical settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a variety of patients experiencing varying degrees of injury or disease that are carefully selected to provide appropriate clinical learning experiences. As preparation, students will be provided with ample lab practice to fully prepare them for the clinical experience and minimize risks. During the course of study, students will have the opportunity to earn the following six certifications: Healthcare Provider CPR, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), and Hazardous Materials Response, Bloodborne Pathogens, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Introduction to Incident Command systems (ICS 100B, 200). Offsite clinical lab opportunities at Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Center (NVCC MEC), and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy will be available to the students. Students must purchase uniforms and liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences. Validated credit may be an option with NVCC. For more information, visit the academy web site. 

Emergency Medical Technician 2:

Course #:  833426 – Grades: 11, 12 – Credits:  One

This is part two (spring semester) of a two-part, full-year course. Students must also register for part one, Emergency Medical Technician 1 for the fall semester. Emergency Medical Technician prepares the student to enter the workforce or pursue further education in the field of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Fire Science. The principles and practices of emergency response and fire fighting will be explored under the direct supervision of a certified EMT-B instructor. The curriculum consists of planned learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and faculty supervised clinical settings. Students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a variety of patients experiencing varying degrees of injury or disease that are carefully selected to provide appropriate clinical learning experiences. As preparation, students will be provided with ample lab practice to fully prepare them for the clinical experience and minimize risks. During the course of study, students will have the opportunity to earn the following six certifications: Healthcare Provider CPR, National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT), and Hazardous Materials Response, Bloodborne Pathogens, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Introduction to Incident Command systems (ICS 700, 800). Offsite clinical lab opportunities at Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Center (NVCC MEC), and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy will be available to the students. Students must purchase uniforms and liability insurance and meet current health agency requirements to participate in clinical experiences. Validated credit may be an option with NVCC. For more information, visit the academy web site.

Topics covered by this course are:

  • Ambulance Operations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessments
  • Chemistry and Physics of Fire
  • Communication
  • CPR Professional Rescuer
  • Emergency procedures
  • Extrication
  • Fire Fitness
  • Guest speakers from local state and fire and rescue agencies
  • Hazardous materials
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Personal Safety
  • Pharmacology Rescue Operations

Certifications

  • American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens
  • American Heart Association First Aid Certification
  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR w/AED
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) (FEMA)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • IS 100, 200, 700, 800 FEMA
  • IS 00005 Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • NR EMT - National Register EMT
  • Workplace Readiness Certification