Contact Info

8400 W. 183rd Place
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Telephone: (708) 532-0088
FAX: (708) 633-1677

EMT Basic Course

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consists of a team of healthcare professionals who, in each area or jurisdiction, are responsible for providing pre-hospital emergency care and transportation to the sick and injured.

Service is part of a local or regional EMS system that provide the many varied pre-hospital and hospital components require for the delivery of emergency medical care.

The National Registry Emergency Medical Technician course is the foundation on which additional knowledge and skills are built. The NREMT-Basic course is a starting point for any individual who is looking for a career as an EMT-Paramedic. The NREMT-Basic course is approximately 210 hours and includes the essential knowledge and skills required to provide emergency medical care in the field.

Skills learned include:

  • Use of the Automated Defibrillator
  • Airway adjuncts
  • Assisting with medications
  • Vital signs
  • Splinting and bandaging
  • Injury assessment

Course Director
Walter Bedtke, NREMT-P.

Faculty:
All assisting faculty has at least three years of experience in the field.

Course Dates:
Classes are held during the Fall and Spring.

Times:
Monday-Wednesday-Thursday 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Verification of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proof of immunization against communicable diseases
  • Valid CPR card
  • 18 years of age

Course Completion Requirements

  • Demonstrate skill proficiency

Additional Details

  • Fee for the course is $1,100.00 which includes state testing fees.
  • Students will also do the required ride-along time with Trace Ambulance.
  • Classes are held at the Trace Ambulance Facility in Tinley Park
  • $500.00 deposit is due at application turn-in to save a seat. Full Payment is due by mid-term.
  • Class size is limited to the first 25 applications, so apply early.

The following are the essential keys to being a great EMT-B

  • Desire to provide each patient with the best possible care.
  • Commitment to obtain the required knowledge and skills.
  • Compassion to help those who are injured or acutely ill.

Once you have successfully passed the NREMT-Basic course, you will be entitled to take the Illinois Dept of Public Health state test.

To register for the course, please register in person at our Corporate Headquarters.

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