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How Can I become an EMT?

High school graduate looking for a paramedic or EMT kind of career but I have no clue how to get started. I know there are programs but how can I join? Does it cost money to get these classes? How long does it take to become certified? I've heard that different states have different requests so Im looking for one that is in New Jersey if that helps?

Asked By: hurley12588 - 2/9/2008
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Emergency Medical Technicians (known as EMTs) are trained to provide emergency care, including ambulance services. Peoples’ lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of EMTs. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings, childbirth, and gunshot wounds all require immediate... More
Answered By: Indiana Frenchman - 2/9/2008
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- Hey I became an EMT when I was in 3rd yr of college and then 4th yr of college got so tough that I had hard time working as an EMT for too many hrs a week... More
Answered By: ckooo007 - 2/11/2008
 
Depending on which route you go depends on the time it takes to become a EMT. If you go the continueing ed method you can take a class for a semester then you have to work as a emt-b for 6 months to a yaer to be able to take the next course you take the next course and then you have to work for another 6 months to a... More
Answered By: jared c - 2/12/2008
 
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