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Emergency Medical Services

LRCC’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs combine lecture, hands-on skill development, and clinical rotations to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enter the EMS field.

As part of the healthcare and public safety team, EMS providers are held in high public regard and have great expectations. LRCC’s EMS programs prepare students to directly enter the EMS workforce or use the training as an introduction to the healthcare field for those pursuing other medically-related training or degrees.

LRCC offers two EMS certification programs; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Successful completion of the EMT or AEMT program enables students to complete the national psychomotor (practical) and cognitive (written) examinations for certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). In addition LRCC’s EMS programs include the New Hampshire Bureau of EMS ‘Scope of Practice Modules’ which make students licensure-ready in the State of New Hampshire.

Emergency Medical Technician

LRCC's EMT course covers all emergency medical techniques required of the Emergency Medical Technicians in the provision of emergency care with an ambulance/fire service or fire department.

Students registering for the EMT course are required to have the following complete at the onset of the course: NH criminal background check, 2-step TB within 6 months, immunization record,to include proof of innunization to Hepatitis B, MMR, Pertussis, and Varicella, flu shot, TDAP shot. (Additional Prerequisite: Approval of department chair for non-Fire Science students) Students will be required to complete (at their own expense) a '10-Panel Pre-Employment Drug Screen' prior to the start of clinical time. 

Learn more about the EMT program HERE

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course covers the knowledge and skills required of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician to prepare the student for a career in the field of Emergency Medical Services. 

Students registering for the AEMT course are required to have the following complete at the onset of the course: LFIR2250 (EMT) and LFIR2270 (A&P for EMS) OR LFIR2250 (EMT) and LSCI 1450 (A&P I) or all with a C or better or equivalent EMT and A&P coursework with instructor approval; Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT), or EMT-Basic (NREMT-B), or State EMT with instructor approval; American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider Certification; NH criminal background check, 2-step TB within 6 months, immunization record; to include proof of immunization to Hepatitis B, MMR, Pertussis, and Varicella, flu shot, TDAP shot (Additional Prerequisite: Approval of department chair for non-Fire Science students). Students will be required to complete (at their own expense) a ’10-Panel Pre-Employment Drug Screen’ prior to the start of clinical time.

Learn more about the AEMT program HERE