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EMT Original and Refresher courses offered

OSWEGO, NY – The city of Oswego Fire Department is offering EMT Original and Refresher courses that will begin on October 8.

They will be conducted concurrently with sessions held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, testing out in March of 2014.

Tuition for the EMT Original is $775, the Refresher is $335.

Currently the New York State Department of Health will pay the tuition for any student that is a member of an agency that provides emergency medical care to the public (a fire department or ambulance corps).

The fire department will also hold a combined EMT-Critical Care and Paramedic Refresher course beginning November 13 with sessions held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, testing in February 2014.

In addition to the standard refresher curricula, these courses will provide the necessary updates to transition ALS providers to the new education standards adopted by the State Department of Health.

For providers that do not currently have an agency affiliation, tuition for the Critical Care refresher is $825 and the Paramedic is $880.

All sessions will be held at the East Side Fire Station, 35 E. Cayuga St., Oswego.

Interested parties should visit the city of Oswego’s website (www.oswegony.org) where course descriptions and applications can be found on the Fire Department page or interested parties may contact the Fire Chief’s Office at 343-2161.