Recruitment for EMT

Requirements to obtian an EMT-Basic License in Wisconsin include:

  • CPR for the professional rescuer/healthcare provider
  • Approximately 120 hours of classroom instruction
  • 10 hours of clinical work in a hospital emergency room
  • Successfully passing the NREMT written and practical exams
  • Passing a background check and possible random drug screening
  • Displaying proficientcy of the advanced skill at the EMT - B level:
    • Semi-automatic heart defibrillator
    • Combi-tube
    • epinephrine Auto-injector

Requirements to obtain an EMT-Intermediate (AEMT) License in Wisconsin Include:

  • CPR for the professional rescuer/healthcare provider
  • Having completed all requirements for the EMT- Basic Level
  • 110 hours of instructions and training, broken down as follows:
    • 40 hours of classroom instruction
    • 60 hours of clinical work in a hospital setting/emergency room
    • 10 hours ride-along time with and intermediatae or Paramedic service
  • Successfully passing the NREMT written and practical exams
  • Passing a background check and possible random drug screening
  • Advanced skills at the EMT-Intermediate level include:
    • Starting and IV line
    • Drawing Blood
    • Giving Shots
    • Determining blood glucose levels
    • Administering nebulizer treatments
    • Administering other select drugs via IV, IM, Sub-Q, or PO

Continuing education is always required, and EMT certifications and licenses are renewed every two years.  This requires 48 hours of continuing education over the two-year period, a 30 hour refresher course at the EMT-B level, or a 42 hour refresher course at the EMT-I level.  Re-certification of all advanced skills is required every six (6) months.  Advanced skills re-certification requires only one evening, every six months, and is almost always done on a regularly scheduled training night.

Being an EMT requires a great deal of time, hard work, committment, dedication, and training.  The job can be fast-paced and stressful at times, but is always a rewarding and worthwhile experience.  EMT candidates should talk with Peter Mory, Deputy Chief of EMS at (608)-868-2842

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