EMT-Basic prestudy

p1l0t

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My local volunteer ambulance next EMTB class starts in March. What should I do over the winter to make my learning experience better and be more prepared? I have taken BLS before and I am currently re-reading through that material for now.
 

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My local volunteer ambulance next EMTB class starts in March. What should I do over the winter to make my learning experience better and be more prepared? I have taken BLS before and I am currently re-reading through that material for now.
Are you allowed to ride before you become an EMT? You'd probably learn a lot about what EMTs do.
 
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p1l0t

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Are you allowed to ride before you become an EMT? You'd probably learn a lot about what EMTs do.
Yes if you take a CPR or BLS class you can do a ride along(s). I did one like 10 years ago. I got a job flying private jets that took up all my time for awhile. My BLS is expired but maybe I should see if I can renew it and do some ride alongs in the meantime.
 

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You could also do some free or low-cost certificates like FEMA self-study courses I suggest starting with FEMA: Introduction to Incident Command System Certificate ISC 100 and IS-00700.bAn Introduction to the National Incident Management Systems.
 
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p1l0t

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My job has us driving around before we can go through the educational aspect of EMT. I really liked the fact I get to be an EVO before EMT.
That's cool. I took First Aid and I got CPR next week. I needed to renew them anyway. Apparently it doesn't get me a ride-along and they don't start until halfway through EMT class. Not that I would be much help, I get that, I was just hoping start doing more hands-on stuff or at least see how things work. Studying the books might be better use of my time, I just like to see what it looks like in the real world to go along with it.
 
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