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Peoples’ lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. A call to 911 will elicit a response from EMS, along with police and fire departments. Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) evaluate and treat people with injuries and medical conditions and if needed, transport them to local area hospitals.
The EMS Education Department, a division of the Denver Health Paramedics, is a state of Colorado EMS approved training center. Available programs include EMT training, Paramedic training, continuing education for emergency service and healthcare workers and community education.
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The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is the certifying body for EMS personnel. There are three levels including EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. NREMT defines the different levels based on skill sets. All three positions function as a part of a comprehensive EMS response.
All 50 states require EMT and Paramedics to be licensed, but some levels and titles vary from state to state. License renewal is required every two years and generally EMTs and Paramedics must take a refresher course or complete continuing education to maintain their license.