Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and Paramedics are members of the emergency medical care team. They utilize their knowledge and skill to provide basic and advanced life support to seriously ill or injured patients before these patients reach the hospital. They are involved in patient rescue and they transport patients by ambulance of aircraft to appropriate medical centers. Depending on the level of training (basic, intermediate or paramedic) EMT’s have advanced responsibilities.
The EMT professional must be able to work well under pressure and must be able to function in all weather as most of their work is done outside. EMT’s often work closely with law enforcement and fire departments. EMT’s are licensed in most states.