State Based Training of an EMT Candidate
An Emergency Medical Technician – which is
denoted as EMT - is a medical care provider
in the case of emergency. An EMT is also
known as a ‘paramedic’. An EMT is trained to
service an injury during dire situations. Thus,
an EMT regularly plays a very significant role
in the saving of lives of people trapped in
According to the laws prevalent in the United
States America, EMTs are certified and
appointed in accordance to the level of their
training. Each state has its own standard of
certification, but, all EMT training by state must be at par with the quota minimum
requirements as established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)
standards for curriculum. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
is a private organization. National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians conducts the
EMT exams according to the education guidelines set by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. At present, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exams
are conducted by forty six states as the only requirement for certification at one or more than
on EMT certification levels.
EMT being such an important profession requires quite a rigorous training. An EMT can either
work in the ambulance service, the police department or with the fire department. This helps
the EMT team to immediately respond to a call for help. The job of a medical EMT is
physically and mentally very demanding. It also requires quick thinking on the part of the EMT.
So, a student training to be an EMT has to be in perfect physical condition and should have
the ability to analyse a situation quickly and thoroughly and make the best possible decision.
EMT professionals are trained to transport a patient to the nearest possible health care centre
and they are also certified to transport a patient from one health care facility to another. They
are trained to respond to people trapped in an accident, suffering from an ailment and child
A medical EMT can move from one state to the other, but he/she is required to pass the EMT
certification exam of that particular state. There is a huge demand for professionals in the EMT
field. EMT is a noble profession. One can forge a successful and rewarding career in it while
doing our bit for the world.