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Providing Care. Saving Lives.
Emergency Medical Services

Providing Care. Saving Lives.
Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a system of services organized to provide rapid response to serious medical emergencies, including immediate medical care and patient transportation to the hospital. Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics play critical roles in delivering care and saving lives every day. 

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Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)

Help individuals in medical emergencies as an EMR, and execute basic life savings services - taking vital signs, controlling bleeding, and performing CPR. 

Emergency Medical Responders

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Learn how to administer basic life support as an EMT. Duties include first aid, airway management, application of splints and bandages, CPR, and automated defibrillation. 

Emergency Medical Technician

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Paramedic

Further develop your skills by becoming a paramedic and providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) services such as intravenous therapy, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring, and much more. 

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