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EMS Training Center: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

The Emergency Medical Technician- Basic course at Jersey City Medical Center is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the emergency medical services and the treatment of the sick and injured. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-B, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the Liberty HealthCare System EMT-Basic program focuses on honing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a wide variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the pre-hospital setting. Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care, and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the Liberty HealthCare System EMT-Basic student will learn to respond to. Additional focus topics will include, scene and personal safety issues, ambulance operations, topographical anatomy, lifting and moving techniques, basic pharmacology, and street survival for the pre-hospital care provider. All of these topics are presented in an exciting and challenging format that will require students to be dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. Students should also be open to performing hands-on skills and working as a team. As medical professionals, and part of the healthcare continuum, Liberty HealthCare System EMT-Basic students are educated and expected to perform their duties in a prompt, professional manner, and in such a way that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services profession.

About Liberty HealthCare System and Jersey City Medical Center

Established in 1991, Liberty HealthCare System is one of New Jersey's leading integrated health care organizations, offering area residents a full spectrum of quality, affordable services and the latest treatments and technologies. Liberty services are offered in a variety of convenient locations, from private physician office to member hospitals and community health centers, in wellness and health promotion programs, and in the comfort of patients' homes. A voluntary board of trustees from the local residential and business communities manage Liberty. The System is a member of the Mount Sinai NYU Health System of New York.

Jersey City Medical Center is the regional referral, teaching hospital for the greater Hudson County area.

The Medical Center maintains a full complement of inpatient services and is one of the largest providers of ambulatory care in the region, with over 231,900 outpatient visits annually. Jersey City Medical Center proudly serves the region as: The Children's Hospital of Hudson County, Regional Level II Trauma Center, Teaching Cancer Hospital, Regional Perinatal Center, Regional Open Heart Surgery Center (approved and under development) and offers a broad spectrum of primary care and specialized pediatrics and adult outpatient services. The Center is the Advanced Life Support provider for Hudson County and Basic Life Support provider for the cities of Jersey City and Secaucus.

Jersey City Medical Center is a teaching affiliate and a member of Americas Essential Hospitals.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the EMT-Basic course are established on a yearly basis.

Tuition may be covered by the State for those individuals who can verify membership in a volunteer first aid squad. Proper documentation is required for verification of volunteer status.

Admission Requirements

General requirements for application to the Liberty HealthCare System EMT-Basic program are as follows:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age
  • A current Healthcare Provider level CPR course completion card
  • A completed application form

Pre-Requisite Requirements

All candidates who apply to the Liberty HealthCare System EMT-Basic program must have completed a Healthcare Provider/Professional level CPR course.

Please contact the JCMC EMS office for available courses.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the JCMC EMS office or the EMT-Basic Program Director:

EMT-Basic Program Director
Jersey City Medical Center EMS Department
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-324-5006 (office)
201-369-5313 (fax)

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