EMT Initial – Parsons VFD

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Date(s) - August 26
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Parsons Volunteer Fire Department

This approximately 155-hour course is being conducted at Parsons VFD in Parsons, WV (Tucker County) beginning Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:00pm.  Class will meet on the following dates: August 26 (orientation session), 29, 30, 31; September 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29; October 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26; November 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30; December 1 and 7.  Class times will be 6pm – 1ompm each session unless directed otherwise by the course instructor.  The course instructor is Josh Tompkins.  Students MUST bring a laptop or tablet to the orientation session on August 26.  Students must have access to a computer outside of the classroom, reliable internet, and be self motivated to complete assignments and spend time studying outside of formal class hours.

The EMS WV: Answer the Call Initiative is providing grant funding to cover course tuition and fees for students.    

The course requires a clinical component to be completed outside of class hours during which you will ride along with an EMS agency to complete 10 patient assessments. These assessments must be completed in order to obtain WV certification as an EMT.  You will receive more information on the clinical component during the class.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs exam, with the initial exam attempt, as mentioned above, being included within the course tuition.  This test will be scheduled at your convenience at a Pearson Vue testing center.  If seeking certification in a state other than WV, you will not need to complete the WV certification process/fees, and will simply need to pass practical testing and NREMT examination before proceeding with the certification process in your desired state.

Pre- registration for this class is required. with class size being limited to 15 students.  Absence allowance is 10% of the total class hours = 15 hours. Make up of missed classes will be at the discretion of the course instructor.

Interested persons can register by clicking here.

If no seats show as available, contact the PST office to be placed on a waiting list.

Please contact the WV Public Service Training office at brian.potter@wvesc.org or 304-326-7581 with any questions.