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QUALIFICATIONS

Each candidate must successfully complete the Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services/Injury Control approved training curriculum and achieve a passing score on practical and written certification examinations.

The candidate must be certified CPR Healthcare provider (American Heart Association) or equivalent to.

The candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age when applying for EMT certification, or by the conclusion of the Wyoming EMS/IC approved training program.

The candidate must possess the ability to communicate verbally via telephone and radio equipment.

The candidate must possess the ability to interpret written and oral instructions,; must possess the ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations; must possess the ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights; must possess the ability to function efficiently throughout the entire work shift without interruption.

The candidate must possess the ability to calculate weight and volume ratios; possess the ability to read English language manuals and road maps; accurately discern street signs and address numbers.

The candidate must possess the ability to interview patients, family members and bystanders; possess the ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such; possess the ability to converse in English with coworker and hospital staff as to the status of patients.

The candidate must possess good manual dexterity with the ability to perform all tasks related to the delivery of the highest quality of patient care; must possess the ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain; possess the ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture; and possess the ability to work in low light and confined spaces.

Training Programs Endorsed by the EMS Office

 

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course was developed by the Department of Transportation. The EMT National Standard Curriculum prepares individuals to work for first response groups or ambulance services. The EMT program has added enhancements developed by the State of Wyoming EMS Office.


Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.

Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician (IEMT)

Stay tuned – we are revising the IEMT.

Paramedic

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under
medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.

Instructor/Coordinator Development Class

This 40 hour program is a prerequisite for anyone interested in coordinating any EMT class in the state of Wyoming.

 


Contact Director Yates if you have any questions call 307-532-7052.