This course requires active participation in the field of Emergency Medical Services (ambulance, rescue squad, hospital, etc.) and permission of the instructor. The fundamentals of emergency medical care are presented in accordance with the New York State EMS Code. Emphasis is placed on the theory and practice of pre-hospital emergency care. Successful completion of the course requires attendance at all sessions and achievement of a passing grade in all evaluation phases as required by the New York State Department of Health. Learning experiences are acquired in both the classroom and hospital emergency departments. Satisfactory completion of all requirements will lead to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.