Emergency Medical Technicians are often called EMT's. They rush to the scene of accidents and other emergencies and take care of injured or sick people. EMT's help injured people until they can get them to a hospital.
• Treat injuries.
• Give emergency treatment to people who are hurt or sick.
• Talk to hospital staff to let them know about the injured person.
• Clean and check the ambulance.
Where and When:
• EMTs work indoors and outdoors.
• They may work at a rescue squad, fire department, or a private company.
• EMTs work all hours.
• They also may work any day of the week depending on their schedule.
What or Who They Work With:
• Medical Equipment
• Other EMTs
• Oxygen Masks
Education and Training:
• Most have some college but no degree.
• Some have a high school diploma or GED.
• A few may still be in high school and volunteer to learn more about this job.
Related School Subjects:
• First Aid
• Emergency Medical Technology
• Driver's Training
• Health Occupations
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A Day in the Life of an Emergency Medical Technician (Kids' Career Library) by Mary Bowman-Kruhm and Claudine G. Wirths
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Meet My Neighbor, the Paramedic by Marc Crabtree
Lo Que Hacen Los EMT/ What EMTs Do (What does a Community Helper Do? Bilingual) by Anna Louise Jordan
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I Drive an Ambulance (Working Wheels) by Sarah Bridges