Emergency Medical Technicians
EMTs have acquired the knowledge and skills to stabilize and safely transport patients for all emergency calls, from routine transports to life-threatening emergencies. They provide crucial treatment onsite and during the ambulance ride to the hospital, including controlling bleeding, stabilizing breaks, and addressing shock. EMTs perform their vital services using the basic equipment typically found in an ambulance.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
A.E.M.T.s provide the same services as EMTs. However, in addition, they can administer fluids and some medications. They are also trained to use the advanced medical equipment carried in the ambulance.
Paramedics provide advanced medical care for critical patients. This includes triage with sophisticated medical equipment and administering approximately 30 different types of drugs.