EMT practicing on a dummy

Fireline EMT

Overview

About This Program

The Fireline Emergency Medical Technician Certificate trains participants to be part of the nation’s Incident Management Team focused in the Emergency Medical Services System.

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At-a-Glance

Degrees & Credits

Certificate (19 credits)

Campus
Vermilion

Program Features

Successful students in this certificate will have the skills necessary to seek employment as Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in State and National Fire and Incident Management Systems. The program consists of Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses, as well as wildland fire training/mechanical skills and forest field skills courses. Courses in search and rescue management and wilderness survival round out the certificate, providing graduates with the skills necessary for playing a successful and safe role on a fire or natural disaster incident.

Careers

Successful students will have the skills necessary to seek employment as Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in State and National Systems. Fireline jobs include EMT (Fireline Qualified or Not Fireline Qualified) which could lead to a Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) position within an Incident Management Team (IMT) at all levels. Employment as Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and ambulance personnel may also be sought. Successful students will also be eligible to go through a Paramedic Program to become qualified as a Fireline Medic.

Meet the Faculty

Alyssa Nelson

Wilderness and Parks Instructor

Meet Our Alumni

James Kloss

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Minnesota North - Vermilion

Education and Experience

I furthered my education after Vermilion to get my paramedic certification. I was on Morse fall Lake Fire Department/First Responder and worked with the Ely Ambulance. While working up here I responded to local residence calls and calls in the Boundary Waters. I’ve had a lot of outdoor experience and worked at a canoe outfitter in Ely as well.

Current Employer

Tri-County Health Care and North Memorial Ambulance

Position

Paramedic

Favorite Vermilion Memory

The outdoor activities that were offered to students & all of the hands-on learning experience.

Additional Information

Transferability

The EMS programs are not designed to specifically transfer but instead bolster other program choices. Students will find that individual courses may transfer and apply to future degree choices.