Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic

EMT Basic

Course Schedule

  • TBA
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Face-to-face instruction at 323 Dalton Ave, Pittsfield
  • Satellite Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) classes at:
    • Southern Berkshire VAS, 31 Lewis Ave, Great Barrington
    • Nothern Berkshire EMS, 10 Harris St, North Adams
  • Instructor: Christine Isca from County Ambulance


An EMT works alongside paramedics to help assess injuries, provide emergency medical care and may transfer patients to medical facilities. EMT's typically do the following:

  • Respond to calls for medical assistance, such as at the scene of a car accident in which someone is injured
  • Assess people's condition and determine what treatment, if any, is needed
  • Provide treatment, such as first aid or life support care, to sick or injured patients
  • Prepare patients for and safely transport them to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility
  • Document and report observations and any treatment provided, to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare staff Inventory and replace medical supplies and clean equipment after use

The program covers the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and prepares the student for the National Registry of Medical Technicians practical and cognitive testing. Upon completion of the program and successful certification with the National Registry of EMT's, students will be able to apply for certification by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services.