Last year I passed the EMT course offered at Emergency Care Programs and now I am working on a ambulance. I can't believe it! It was hard and I studied a lot, but I made it. I feel proud when I put my uniform on and go to work. I want to thank all my instructors, even the ones I didn't like so much. They made me do better so I am better.
I took the EMT class at the Brooklyn location. There were a lot of single moms like me in the class. We all got together and studied before and after the class. I even went for tutoring at the main office and they explained things I didn't understand. I felt like they really wanted me to learn. I told my girlfriend to sign up.
It's hard and there are many books and things to read and also different protocols. I took the Sunday class so I had all week to read and study which was good for me. The instructors were very helpful and would answer all my questions. I just took the state exam and found out I passed! I cannot wait till I start working
I have had the privilege of attending the ECP EMT course in Staten Island in 2014. It took 4-5 months of intense studying and testing to complete the course. The instructor, Louis Cazetta, is a no-nonsense brutally honest veteran in EMS. He guided us through the process of becoming capable EMTs.
After getting certified in December I went on to work at SeniorCare EMS. For those who think transport work is only non-emergent, boring, or routine, it is far from that. A few times a week I am responding to "Code 1" emergencies going lights and sirens to emergency calls from nursing or assisted living facilities ranging from chest pain, seizures, falls, psych, and abusive situations.
I have also gotten flagged down on the street for multiple car accidents and have been called upon to do CPR just because we happened to be at the right place at the right time. All in all ECP was where I began my education and has led to towards to a fulfilling career in EMS. I highly recommend ECP to anyone looking to get EMT certified.