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Membership and Training Information

The PFEMS offers the opportunities to be trained as an state certified EMT-Basic or to be trained in CPR.

Not sure yet? The PFEMS offers a observation program that gives a person the opportunity to ride along with a PFEMS crew as an observer.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

The EMT-Basic program is a state approved 120 hour curriculum provided through the Great Oaks Joint Vocational District and 12 hours of clinical practium at a participating hospital. The instructor(s) are employees of Great Oaks JVD and are bound by the rules set forth by the State of Ohio and the school district. Upon successful completion of this program and after successfully passing the National Registry Testing you will be certified as an EMT-Basic in the State of Ohio.

There are usually 2 EMT-Basic classes per year held at the PFEMS. These classes are held at the primary station located at 115 East Temple St. in Washington CH Ohio. Each class usually meets 2 times a week and lasts for 6 months. The minimum requirements to register for the EMT-Basic program include :

The PFEMS charges a $80.00 registration fee, payable prior to the start of the first class. In addition, an instructional fee of $400.00 is also assessed. This instructional fee will be waived for those who become an active member of the PFEMS. Anyone who does not become an active member within 6 months of the completion of the course or who does not remain an active member for 12 months, will be assessed the entire fee. (Active membership is defined in the PFEMS bylaws as 14 hours primary duty per month.)

Everyone that fulfills the minimum requirements as stated above is welcome to take this class, but those who do not intend to become active members of the PFEMS will be required to pay the instructional fee prior to the start of the classes. Please note, potential PFEMS members will be given priority when selecting the final class roster.

There are usually one to two Basic classes provided each year. Contact us for information on any upcoming class.

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Continuing Education Classes

The PFEMS offers monthly CE classes on a variety of topics. These are designed to meet the recertification needs of PFEMS EMT's. EMS providers from the other departments are welcome to attend. Please check the event calendar for upcoming classes. The PFEMS is a state certified training site.

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CPR classes

CPR courses are held both at the PFEMS WCH facility and off site in the surrounding community. These courses are taught by PFEMS members who are certified CPR instructors.

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Observer Program

The PFEMS observer program gives individuals the opportunity to experience EMS first hand. Individuals accepted to run as observers will be able to run with an designated crew for a shift and see how it is really done! Prospective observers must be at least 16 years of age. (If under 18 parental consent must be provided).


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Prospective PFEMS members will be subject to a background check conducted by the PFEMS.



For more information on any of the above programs, please contact the business office at 740.335.6137

EMT-Basic - CE classes - CPR classes - Observer Program