Emergency Medical Technician Program

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Emergency Medical Technician

Course Description

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. This course utilizes didactic instruction, laboratory skills practice, clinical and field experiences to train for the management of medical and trauma patients at the basic life support level. This course follows the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians education guidelines and the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to complete their National Registry Psychomotor Skills Examination and the National Registry Written Exam. Upon successful completion of both examinations the candidate may then apply for Maine EMS licensure at the EMT level. Completion of this course does not guarantee National Certification, State Licensure, or employment.

The course is approximately 450 hours over the extent of the academic year. Classes will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on White Days. Classes will be held at the Houlton Fire and Ambulance Service. Parking will be in the back of Houlton Fire and Ambulance. Students will need to remember that Houlton Fire and Ambulance is a working fire and ambulance department. Snow days or any cancelations will be done through Region Two School of Applied Technology.

Region Two School of Applied Technology requires an OSHA, {Occupational Safety and Health Administration}; class which is done on line and a certificate and card is issued at the end of the training. When you are issued the certificate, you must present that certificate to one of the instructors before you will be able to sit for the final exam.

This course is being sponsored by Region Two School of Applied Technology, Aroostook Region V EMS, and Houlton Fire & Ambulance. We will follow the standards set forth by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and Maine Emergency Medical Services protocols.


Program Director:                                                                  Benjamin Zetterman, AEMT, I/C – AEMT

Primary Instructor:                                                                Samantha Polchies, EMT, I/C – EMT

Financial Manager/Program Assistant:                            Deborah Morgan, BS

Regional Medical Director:                                                  Beth Collamore, MD




This course meets from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for 36 weeks.


This course is held at Houlton Fire Station in room Conference Room.

Other Information

Course ID: 51.0904