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The Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission now manages all EMT certifications for the State of Delaware. Delaware EMT certifications information can be found on their EMT Certification Page. For questions concerning your Delaware Certification, contact the office at 302-739-3160 or by email at fire.commission@delaware.gov.

For recertification with the National Registry of EMTs® under the National Continued Competency Program, there are new steps for your to recertify. Here is a reference page with videos helping explain how to update and submit your information in your NREMT profile: NREMT Recertification Page.

This excerpt from the NREMT “Agency Guide to Recertification” should help explain what training is able to be used with your NREMT recertification Individual continuing education hours, along with your Delaware 30-hour Refresher: NREMT NCCP Allowable Coned Guidelines

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EMT Course Descriptions

Emergency Medical Technician Course

(180 Hours)

Purpose: The National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) course meets the National EMS Education Standards published guidelines. The curriculum provides the student with in-depth knowledge and skill-based training to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport pre-hospital patients. Students are required to spend time in the clinical setting with actual-time based upon student progress. Students successfully completing this course may sit for the National Registry exam. Upon presentation of required paperwork, State of Delaware EMT certification may be issued to individuals successfully completing NREMT requirements and individuals must be affiliated with a Delaware EMS provider.

Content: This course provides the student with in-depth knowledge and skill-based training to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor and transport the pre-hospital patient.  Students will be required to have internet access to complete online homework and quizzes throughout the course. Successful completion of this course will include passing a state-approved practical and written exam (Note: the State of Delaware uses the National Registry examination process for both practical and cognitive examination as the state-approved exam).

Audience: This course is intended for those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations and must manage, treat, and transport the patient to an appropriate medical facility.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years old at registration and have current certification in Healthcare Provider CPR/AED or equivalent and produce a legible copy at registration. MANDATORY BACKGROUND CHECK: All personnel taking the EMT full course will be required to have a State of Delaware and a Federal Background check. This must be completed before patient contact begins.

Class Limits: Minimum 10; Maximum 25 for the full class, 20 for the accelerated class. Completed registration forms will be accepted until the class limit is satisfied or the deadline date is reached. You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the class.

This course is available as a full class at our Divisions and an accelerated class at our Dover Division. This course is not available as an In-Service training.

For more information, see our EMT Course Page.

Emergency Medical Technician (NCCP) Refresher (Hybrid)

(30 hours)

Purpose: The Delaware Emergency Medical Technician Refresher course meets the National EMS Education Standards published guidelines under the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Core Competency Program (NCCP). The curriculum provides the student with a review and update of in-depth knowledge and skill-based training to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport pre-hospital patients. Individuals must be affiliated with a Delaware EMS provider.

Content: This course provides the student with a review and updates in-depth knowledge and skill-based training to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport the pre-hospital patient. This course contains 14 hours of online content to be completed before attending 16 hours in the classroom. Successful completion of this course will include passing a state-approved practical and written exam.

Audience: This course is intended to refresh and update those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations as a certified EMT and must manage, treat, and transport the patient to an appropriate medical facility.

Prerequisites: Must have current certification as a Delaware Emergency Medical Technician and produce a legible copy at registration.

Class Limits: Online Content: No Limit; Classroom Sessions: Minimum 10; Maximum 25. Completed registration forms will be accepted until the class limit is satisfied or the deadline date is reached. You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the class.

This course is not available as an In-Service training.

~ Updated 09/24/2018

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Emergency Medical Technician Refresher for the NREMT – State Content (Hybrid)

(10 hours)

Purpose: The Emergency Medical Technician Refresher for the NREMT – State Content course meets the National EMS Education Standards published guidelines for the Local Content of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Core Competency Program (NCCP). The curriculum provides the student with a review and update of in-depth knowledge and skill-based training of the Delaware required content to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport pre-hospital patients. Individuals must be affiliated with a Delaware EMS provider.

Content: This course provides the student with a review and updates in-depth knowledge and skill-based training surrounding the Delaware Local Content of the NCCP to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport the pre-hospital patient. This course contains 7 hours of online content to be completed before attending 3 hours in the classroom. Successful completion of this course will include passing a state-approved practical and written exam.

Audience: This course is intended for those NREMTs certified and attending a refresher in another NREMT State, to refresh and update those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations as a certified EMT and must manage, treat, and transport the patient to an appropriate medical facility.

Prerequisites: Must have current certification as an NREMT Emergency Medical Technician, a Delaware Emergency Medical Technician, and in BLS Provider CPR/AED or equivalent and produce a legible copy at registration. A certificate of completion for the NCCP EMT Refresher for their affiliated State/Region must be produced at registration.

Class Limits: Online Content: No Limit; Classroom Sessions: Minimum 6; Maximum 25. Completed registration forms will be accepted until the class limit is satisfied or the deadline date is reached. You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the class.

* This course is not available as an In-Service training.

~ Updated 05/30/2017

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Delaware Emergency Medical Technician Reciprocity (Hybrid)

(12 hours)

Purpose: The Delaware Emergency Medical Technician Reciprocity course allows individuals from other States/Regions who are certified as a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT, to gain their Delaware Emergency Medical technician certification. The curriculum provides the student with a review and update of in-depth knowledge and skill-based training of Delaware required content to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport pre-hospital patients. Individuals must be affiliated with a Delaware EMS provider.

Content: This course provides the student with a review and updates in-depth knowledge and skill-based training surrounding the Delaware EMS policies and procedures to appropriately assess, stabilize, monitor, and transport the pre-hospital patient according to Delaware guidelines. This course contains 6 hours of online content to be completed before attending 6 hours in the classroom. Successful completion of this course will include passing a state-approved practical review and written exam, as well as passing the Office of Emergency Medical Services BLS Protocols examination.

Audience: This course is intended for those individuals who are NREMTs certified in another NREMT State/Region, to refresh and update those individuals who respond to pre-hospital situations as a certified EMT and must manage, treat, and transport the patient to an appropriate medical facility.

Prerequisites: Must have current certification as an NREMT Emergency Medical Technician, current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in another State, and in BLS Provider CPR/AED or equivalent and produce a legible copy at registration.  Note: Other documentation MUST be submitted separately to the Office of the State Fire Prevention Commission in addition to this course for actual certification and is available from their office or through their website (https://statefirecommission.delaware.gov/) on their EMT Certification page.

Class Limits: Online Content: No Limit; Classroom Sessions: Minimum 6; Maximum 25. Completed registration forms will be accepted until the class limit is satisfied or the deadline date is reached. You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the class.

* This course is not available as an In-Service training.

Course Registration form can be located on Sign-up for Classes Page

~ Updated 05/30/2017

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National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Practical Skills Testing

Purpose:  To allow students who require psychomotor practical skills testing in order to sit for their NREMT cognitive testing.

Content:  This session contains testing stations to allow the student to perform and be evaluated for the psychomotor skills required for their NREMT certification before cognitive testing.

Audience: Students who require psychomotor skills evaluation to sit for the NREMT cognitive testing after successful completion of an EMT course and students who are unable to successfully complete the cognitive testing within one (1) year of the successful completion of an EMT class.

Certification: None.

Prerequisites: Must have completed an approved NREMT course and have a Delaware affiliation.

Class Limits: N/A

* This is not available as an In-Service training. Call to Schedule.

~ Updated 05/30/2017

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Paramedic to Delaware EMT

Purpose:  To allow any individual currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the State of Delaware to practice as an EMT on a BLS unit in the State under Fire Prevention Commission Regulations.

Content:  This session contains the Delaware OEMS BLS Protocols. Paramedics must successfully complete the current Delaware OEMS BLS Protocols for initial EMT Certification, but will not be required to perform an EMT Refresher course in addition to the Paramedic Refresher course for recertification. The Paramedic will be required to complete any minimum training required for EMTs in order to hold BLS certification in the State.

Audience: This course is intended for Paramedics affiliated with New Castle County EMS, Kent County EMS, Sussex County EMS, and Delaware State Police wishing to practice on a BLS unit. Paramedics that are no longer employed by one of the listed agencies, may apply. If more than six (6) months since the last day of employment, the applicant must follow the Reciprocity policy with their current NREMT Paramedic certification.

Certification: Upon successful completion of requirements the applicant may be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician for a two (2) year period, and coincide with their NREMT recertification cycle.

Prerequisites: Must hold a current Nationally Registry of EMTs as a Paramedic certification and have a Delaware affiliation.  Paramedics shall submit a copy of their Delaware Paramedic License, National Registry Card, current AHA BLS Provider CPR/AED card or equivalent (as approved by the Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission), and an EMT Application submitted to the State Fire Prevention Commission, signed by a sponsoring EMS provider recognized to operate in Delaware by the SFPC.

Class Limits: N/A

* This course is not available as In-Service training. Call to Schedule.

~ Updated 05/30/2017

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Field Training Officer (FTO) Initial Training – Online

Purpose: The Delaware State Fire School has decided to utilize the online Jones and Bartlett FTO Interactive Course for all initial training of FTO’s.

“Field Training Officer Interactive is a cutting-edge online course that provides comprehensive and concrete guidance on how to effectively perform the job of a field training officer (FTO). Extensively field-tested, the approach in college, hospital, fire department, and third service programs. Experienced FTOs will find a variety of tips and techniques to supplement teaching methods they are already using. New FTOs can use these same tips and techniques to develop an effective approach to teaching and evaluating students, and will help them “hit the ground running” as they assume their new duties.”

Jones & Bartlett

Content: The Delaware State Fire School recognizes the Jones and Bartlett Course: Field Training Officer Interactive (PSGlearning.com) as formal training. The course and textbook are available through the jones and Bartlett website.

Audience: This course is intended for any individual currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and in a position to evaluate other Emergency Medical Technicians.

Certification: Personnel successfully completing the Jones and Bartlett Course:

  • Field Training Officer Interactive and have received a Delaware Field Training Officer certification,
  • May be certified as a Delaware Field Training Officer for a two (2) year period. Please submit the certificate of completion signed by the holder to the EMS Program Manager for review and processing.
  • The Delaware Field Training Officer Refresher Course is made available annually by the Delaware State Fire School and is required to be completed every two (2) years for recertification.

Prerequisites: Must be a certified provider as an EMT for 3 years and hold a current Delaware Emergency Medical Technician certification

Class Limits: N/A

* This course is not available as an In-Service training.

~ Updated 10/18/2018

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