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ID
3-509-1010
Name
Emergency Medical Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.6
Updated
3/10/2021 10:45:54 AM
Original Release
03/09/2021
Last Major Release
03/10/2021
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a health professional whose primary focus is to respond to, assess and triage emergent, urgent and nonurgent requests for medical care and apply basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and medical transportation to and from an emergency or healthcare facility.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Ambulance Ground Team or Ambulance Strike Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The EMT: 1. Functions as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, community, health or public safety system with defined clinical protocols and medical oversight 2. Performs interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance to manage life threats, medical needs and psychological needs 3. Assesses patient conditions, provides stabilizing measures and requests additional resources, as necessary 4. May provide minimal supervision of lower-level personnel 5. Provides an important link within the continuum of the emergency care system from an out-of-hospital response through the delivery of patients to definitive care
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of a state-, tribe- or territory-approved EMT training program that meets or exceeds a uniform national standard for quality
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-5: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials 2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Ongoing, active participation with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Ongoing, active participation with an EMS-providing entity, organization or agency 2. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1State-, tribe- or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as an EMT
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Scope of Practice Model 2019 (DOT HS 812-666), February 2019