Thank you for your interest in this Emergency Medical Technician class. This course is provided by a partnership between Bon Secours Health System, Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad and Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad. EMT is an exciting, but challenging course. It requires physical interaction, work outside of class, and participation by each student. In addition to the intensive schedule, this class will require much reading and homework with online assignments. Each student should have access to a computer with internet access for tests outside of class.
Most classes will be held at Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Road, Henrico, Va. Classes will start promptly at 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights and end at 10 pm beginning on March 5, and completing the state practical exam near the end of June. There will be required Saturday classes from approximately 8:30-4. Attendance is mandatory and students cannot miss more than 15 hours of class for any reason.
The cost is $600. This amount covers the EMT textbook/online learning, a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and the Virginia state testing fee. $100 will be returned to the student after the National Registry written exam is taken. Additional reimbursement may be possible if the student joins one of the Henrico County Rescue Squads.
Space for the class is limited. Apply online and you will be contacted after your application is reviewed and a phone interview is conducted.
CPR certification is required. Acceptable CPR is American Heart Association BLS Provider, Red Cross Professional Rescuer or American Safety Health Institute CPR-Pro. CPR Classes will be available at the Rescue Squads shortly after EMT class begins.
All students must be at least 16 years old to take the course.
Ambulance ride-alongs are a required part of the class. If you are unable or unwilling to do a ride along, you cannot enroll in the class. We also encourage you to join your local volunteer rescue squad to fully utilize your training.
Questions can be emailed to EMTClass@tuckahoerescue.org.
We will remind you that this is a demanding course which requires much of your time OUTSIDE of class. Please consider your work/college/personal schedule before committing to this program.
We appreciate your interest in becoming an EMT!
Bon Secours Health System