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Why Become an EMT?

Becoming an EMT is a huge decision that comes with unique responsibilities and the highest of stakes. Everyday our graduates are responding to critical situations where they truly are the difference between life and death. There is no feeling more rewarding than having the family of somebody you saved or the individual themselves seek you out to thank you for performing a life saving service that very few people on this planet are capable of executing.

When an EMT responds to an accident, are joining law enforcement on high risk missions, or are transporting a patient; knowing what to do is only part of the equation. We believe that hands on simulation is essential. This is why we have created a facility that will reproduce lifelike scenarios our students are likely to encounter to ensure our students know what to do and are comfortable doing it.

What is Required to Become an EMT?

An EMT is trained to be the front line of defense when it comes to emergency situations. EMT’s must exhibit competence when supervising emergencies that require the use of all Basic Life Support equipment and skills as outlined in Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code.  Books and equipment such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and uniform shirt which are required for the course will be provided by SoCal EMS Training Institute at no extra cost as a part of the training course.

Whether you desire to train as an EMT for a hospital, a lifeguard at the beach, on ski patrol or search and rescue, fireman or paramedic, SoCal EMS Training Institute will provide you with the education and hands-on training you need to make it! For those individuals preparing to obtain higher levels of medical training such as RN, PA, or MD, our courses will teach you the skills and exposure you need to improve your odds to gain a competitive job advantage.

The prerequisites for the course are the following:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have a current BLS CPR Card
  • Must have a High School Diploma, Transcripts, or GED
  • Must be able to pass a background check through Castlebranch
  • Must have the following immunizations
    • Hepatitis B (titer levels needed if shots not given within last six months)
    • MMR (measles, mumps, Rubella) (titer levels needed if shots not given within last six months)
    • Current TB Test (within 3 months of start date of class)
    • Varicella (chicken pox) (titer levels needed if had chicken pox)
    • Tdap (within last 5 years)
    • Current influenza shot if available

Who to Contact with Questions…

If you have questions about any of the above listed requirements, please feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable staff here at Southern California EMS training by calling 951.304.0099 during regular business hours or via our convenient contact form 24/7.