An OEMS Accredited Training Institution

Office:  60 Canal Street, Winchester, MA  01890 Phone (781) 791-0487
School:  The Smiley School, 969 Main Street (Route 125), Haverhill, MA Fax (781) 497-0919

E-mail:  jane@starfireems.net

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EMT - Basic
 Initial Education Program

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Our classes prepare the student to work in the field as an EMT.  The course meets or exceeds current MDPH/OEMS curriculum requirements and provides the student with the education needed to qualify for the Massachusetts Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Examination

Course content includes:

anatomy and physiology,

patient assessment,

airway management (including use of the OPA/NPA, BVM, BVM with ET, etc.),

resuscitation (including use of the semi-automatic external defibrillator/SAED),

management of medical emergencies (respiratory, cardiac, OB/GYN including emergency childbirth, endocrine emergencies, common disease/medical conditions, etc.),

management of trauma-related emergencies (fractures, injuries to the head/neck/spine, spinal immobilization, injuries to the chest/abdomen/genitalia, bleeding, soft tissue injuries, and shock, etc.),

management of psychological emergencies,

interaction with paramedics during patient care,

outdoor auto extrication lab,

hazardous materials incident management,

documentation requirements and legal issues,

sixteen (16) hours ambulance observation time,

eight (8) hours hospital observation time.

Haverhill classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 - 10:30 p.m.) and at least one Saturday session per month (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)   Summer session meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays as well as at least one Saturday per month.

Hanover classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) AND at least one Saturday session per month (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)   Summer session meets at least two Saturdays per month.  

100% attendance is a State (and therefore StarFire EMS) requirement for successful course completion.  Any sessions that are missed regardless of reason MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY MADE UP before the student can be certified as eligible for the Massachusetts EMT-Basic Examination.  

We also offer comprehensive exam preparation for our students for a nominal additional fee.  Students who participate in the exam preparation sessions are more likely to be successful on the written and practical skill certification exams.

Tuition includes malpractice insurance, CPR certification, and the required CORI check.  Additional associated costs (not included in tuition) are:

Textbooks ($175.00 plus shipping/handling and MA sales tax)

Program Shirt ($30.00)

Exam Preparation Course ($95.00)

State Certification Application Fee ($150.00)

State Practical Exam Site Fee ($125.00)

State Written Exam Fee ($55.00)