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  • Accelerated EMT course

    Hello, I'm currently a firefighter and am planning on getting my EMT. I was looking at taking an accelerated EMT course this summer. The course that I've been looking at is about two weeks long. I was wondering what everyone's views are on the accelerated courses. If you've taken one, what are your views/experience.


    This is the one that I was looking at.
    http://www.ccjatraining.com/courses-...-b-outline.pdf

  • #2
    Have not taken one

    Are you good with book reading??

    do you have three weeks to devote to nothing but school work, no other distractions or work???

    Do you think you will learn the skills

    do you think you will learn enough to pass the test?

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    • #3
      I'd advise against it, just my personal opinion. EMT boot camp, like 8 hours a day eh? I'm not even sure Fire Departments would consider sending their recruits through such a program (costs aside).
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      • #4
        I've been told that Virginia will be doing on-line EMT starting in late summer or early fall. Practicals will be done in the classroom setting, however. You might want to reach out to the VA OEMS for additional information.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drax View Post
          EMT boot camp, like 8 hours a day eh? I'm not even sure Fire Departments would consider sending their recruits through such a program (costs aside).
          My career department does this. 6 weeks of EMT is the first thing you do in recruit school.
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          • #6
            I do have three weeks that I can spend doing it. I'm moving to Virginia and haven't found a job yet, so I have the time. The freedom of being young.

            I'm pretty sure that I can learn the material and pass the test. I took a Wilderness First Responder Course a few years ago which was 90 hours in 8 days. I was able to pass the written and practical relatively easily.

            I'll check out the online course.

            Thanks for the questions and advice!
            Last edited by Nick K43; 06-23-2015, 09:06 PM.

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