EMS Training

EMT Training

EMTs have more than 140 hours of training, provided through the Susquehanna Emergency Health Services (EHS) Council. This training is usually two nights a week for a six month period.

Training Topics

  • Oxygen administration
  • Medical emergencies trauma
  • Obstetrics and legal issues.

Skills Covered

  • Splinting of fractures
  • Control of severe bleeding
  • Childbirth
  • Patient assessment
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Emergency vehicle operation

Paramedic Training

To become a paramedic, you must complete the course curriculum established by the PA Department of Health. In our area, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Luzerne Community College and the Harrisburg Area Community College are certified to teach paramedics.

Training Emphasis

  • Anatomy/physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Medical emergencies
  • Obstetrics
  • Trauma

In order to graduate, individuals much be proficient with IV initiation, medication administration, advanced airway maneuvers, cardiac rhythm interpretations and other specialized procedures.

Learn More

For more information on EMT or Paramedic training, visit the Susquehanna Emergency Health Services website.