EMT Certification Class – State Fire School – State of Delaware

The Delaware State Fire School provides the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) course that meets the National EMS Education Standards published guidelines.

The curriculum provides the student with in-depth knowledge and skill-based training to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport pre-hospital patients.

Students are required to spend time in the clinical setting with actual-time based upon student progress. Students successfully completing this course and the NREMT practical examination may sit for the National Registry exam, which is the cognitive examination approved by the State for EMT certification.

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Notice: This course is a College Level Course with rigorous studying schedules and work requirements. You will need to allot time outside of class for studying and students MUST have access to a computer or tablet with reliable internet connection.

For students wishing to attend our FALL 2020 courses at Kent, Sussex, or New Castle, Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Class Size is Limited to 20 students and no waiting list is expected to be used. Only those applicants invited to the orientation meeting will be allowed to attend.

Upon successful completion of all State and National Registry of EMT testing, the student must present the required paperwork to the Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission. State of Delaware EMT certification may be issued to individuals successfully completing NREMT requirements and individuals must be affiliated with a Delaware EMS provider. That information may be found HERE.

The EMT Certification Course cost is $900. This includes access to the MyBradyLab program online and books (print and digital). Those with an affiliation with an IN-STATE Volunteer Fire, Rescue or EMS company, may be eligible for funding through the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council (DEMSOC). Your organization will have more information if you are eligible through DEMSOC or their policies.

The course application can be found at the bottom of this page

Prerequisites

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at registration
Applicants must hold current certification in BLS Provider CPR/AED or equivalent and produce a legible copy at registration. Information about the required course or its equivalent and scheduled courses at the State Fire School can be found on our CPR Information Page.

Once Class Has Started

The course lasts approximately 4 months, with a unit test at the end of each month, before practical skills testing at the end of the course. Students should make every attempt to attend every scheduled class session. Students will not be allowed to make up coursework from the missing 3-hour block.

Students missing 4 or more 3 hour blocks missed may be dropped from the class upon the discretion of the Program Manager.

Ride-Alongs & Patient Contacts

All students taking the EMT full course will be required to have 10 patient contacts through riding with a local State 9-1-1 ambulance service.

Before these ride-alongs may begin, a State of Delaware and Federal Background check is required. This MUST be completed before patient contact begins. The information to obtain this background check can be found HERE. Students will be issued further documentation to obtain a Delaware State Bureau of Identification criminal background check for EMT class on the first day of class. This background check MAY NOT be scheduled before the first day of the course. DO NOT get a background check completed before class begins, as it will NOT be accepted.

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Class Timelines

The Delaware State Fire School offers two methods for the EMT Course, a Regular Fall or Spring course or an Accelerated Summer course.

Regular Course – 4 months

Before Class Begins

– Submission of a current and readable BLS Provider CPR card

– Submission of documentation of a successful Hepatitis B Immunization (HBV) and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) Test reading or documentation. (Other immunizations recommended are Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Tetanus and, Flu Vaccinations)

Attend Orientation Night (Mandatory)

– 2 weeks before the first day of class, you will be required to attend an orientation night. Be sure to bring the class verification letter sent by Email.

– You will be required to submit the following

– Submission of a Certificate of Completion of FEMA ICS 100 available online at the FEMA Training Website, you will need to create a FEMA ID to get credit and print a certificate. (Previous completion of ICS-100 may be accepted)

– Completion of all paperwork including a HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement and required course paperwork

– Set up an account for the EMT Course Quizzes and Homework on MyBradyLab.

– Set up an account for future DSFS and OEMS Training on the Delaware Learning Center.

– All guidelines will be reviewed at this time

During the Course

– The Federal and State Background check MUST be completed, verified by the submission of receipt from the State of Delaware Bureau of Identification

– ALL Pretests should be completed BEFORE the beginning of the day that chapter will be reviewed

– ALL Homework should be completed BEFORE the beginning of the day that chapter will be reviewed and ALL Quizzes shall be completed BEFORE each Unit Test covering those chapters. Failure to do so could result in dismissal from the class, regardless of attendance.

– There will be 4 Unit Tests, approximately 1 each month

By the end of the first month and before the first Unit test

– The Federal and State Background check MUST be completed, verified by the submission of receipt from the State of Delaware Bureau of Identification

– Submission of a Certificate of Completion of FEMA ICS 100 available online at the FEMA Training Website, you will need to create a FEMA ID to get credit and print a certificate. (Previous completion of ICS-100 may be accepted)

Before the end of the course

– Successful completion of Proboard Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification (Previous HazMat Awareness national certification may be accepted)

– The students is to have completed 10 passing patient contacts through a State 9-1-1 ambulance service.

– Have not missed more than 3 blocks of instruction

– Have a passing grade point average of 70% or higher.

Accelerated Course – 4 Weeks

Before Class Begins

– Submission of a current and readable BLS Provider CPR card

– Submission of documentation of a successful Hepatitis B Immunization (HBV) and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) Test reading or documentation. (Other immunizations recommended are Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Tetanus and, Flu Vaccinations)

Attend Orientation Night (Mandatory)

– 2 weeks before the first day of class, you will be required to attend an orientation night. Be sure to bring the class verification letter sent by Email.

– You will be required to submit the following

– Submission of a Certificate of Completion of FEMA ICS 100 available online at the FEMA Training Website, you will need to create a FEMA ID to get credit and print a certificate. (Previous completion of ICS-100 may be accepted)

– Completion of all paperwork including a HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement and required course paperwork

– Set up an account for the EMT Course Quizzes and Homework on MyBradyLab.

– Set up an account for future DSFS and OEMS Training on the Delaware Learning Center.

– All guidelines will be reviewed at this time

During the Course

– The Federal and State Background check MUST be completed, verified by the submission of receipt from the State of Delaware Bureau of Identification

– ALL Pretests should be completed BEFORE the beginning of the day that chapter will be reviewed

– ALL Homework should be completed BEFORE the beginning of the day that chapter will be reviewed and ALL Quizzes shall be completed BEFORE each Unit Test covering those chapters. Failure to do so could result in dismissal from the class, regardless of attendance.

– There will be 4 Unit Tests, approximately 1 or 2 each week depending on the content covered

Before the end of the course

– Successful completion of Proboard Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification (Previous HazMat Awareness national certification may be accepted)

– The students is to have completed 10 passing patient contacts through a State 9-1-1 ambulance service, within a defined period after the course completion date. This date will be given on the first day of class.

– Have not missed more than 3 blocks of instruction

– Have a passing grade point average of 70% or higher.

At any point during the course, but before attempting to schedule a written examination, setup an account through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Photo of an EMT student practicing emergency techniques with a dummy lying on the table and another person walking out of the classroom

To view the Full course description including specific details and possible disciplinary actions, click HERE.

For any further questions, please call the Fire School at 302-739-4773 or by Email.

To sign up for the next available DSFS EMT Certification Course, click HERE . You will find class information under EMS Classes notices and use a regular registration form. NOTE: Please add your shirt size to the comments.

Regular classes generally run August to December & January to May, with accelerated classes that run one month beginning in June and July. So, check those months’ announcements for any classes scheduled.