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CUFD offering EMT training for Clemson students


The Clemson University Fire & EMS department is now offering Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training to Clemson students with the first class slated to begin this fall. This will allow students to receive their EMT certification while attending Clemson University.

“Clemson University Fire and EMS is excited to be offering its first EMT class designed with Clemson University students in mind,” said Clemson University Fire Chief Rick Cramer. “We think this class will help develop future healthcare providers at many different levels of healthcare. Offering this class will not only help provide additional resources in case of an emergency but also strengthen our ties with the students on campus.”

The 200-hour course, slated to run through the 2024-25 academic year, gives students the skills needed to provide medical support and transport to injured or critically ill patients. The class format will feature both lectures and lab work each week.

In addition to instruction and study time, the course also requires clinical ride-a-longs. Each student will be required to ride on an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance or Quick Response Vehicle and have a minimum of 10 patient contacts, which typically takes around 36 hours to complete.

For the 2024 EMT class, 18 spots are available for Clemson University students. The application process will be competitive.

For more information, including class times and cost, and to apply, visit CUFD’s online application form. The deadline for applications is July 15 at 5 p.m. EST.