EMT Training

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course is designed to train police, fire, rescue personnel and persons interested in the techniques of prehospital emergency care. The curriculum, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, prepares students for the National Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification examination.


Oregon Fire Department (100 W. Washington St. Oregon, IL 61061): June 1 – October 10, 2017

  • Registration deadline is Friday, May 19.



Aptitudes for this course are good physical stamina, endurance and body condition that would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying, and balancing patients in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance). Mobility parameters include sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, and twisting. This is a demanding course and requires significant reading, computer skills, and participatory effort by the EMT candidate. Students are required to pass written, computer and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance, hospital and clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry examination.

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 20/20 vision with correction
  • Normal hearing with correction
  • Sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, that might render you unfit to perform duties.


Fee: $600 (fee includes Course textbook, Course workbook, AHA Healthcare textbook & National testing fee)

Return this form
, along with fee, to:

Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center-Rockford
Attn: Traci O’Connell
2623 Edgemont St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Make checks payable to:

Cancellation Information

Cancellations received up to 7 days before the course starts will receive a full refund only if all textbooks and pre course supplies have been returned unused. Cancellations not in that time period will be prorated on course completed and cost of student materials. No refunds after midterm.

Additional Course Information

This course has been approved by IDPH as a provider course and for all EMT levels on an hour-for-hour CEU basis. This course follows the National DOT curriculum.

  • Students must bring a copy of their driver’s license or state ID card, and high school diploma or GED to the first night of class.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students
  • Candidates will be selected as paid applications are received.

For more information
Call Traci O’Connell at (815) 971-6262 or email toconnell@mhemail.org.
Phone registration is not accepted.

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