There are EMT training programs all over the state of Georgia which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Georgia Department of Community Health, which is also in charge of all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.

There are three levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in Georgia. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT I. This requires passage of the NREMT (national registry of emergency medical technicians) exam, along with passing a special state mandated and developed practical exam. The practical will test your expertise in field medicine.

The Emergency Medical Service and Trauma Department can be reached at:

2600 Skyland Drive
Lower Level
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
office: 404-679-0547
fax: 404-679-0526
e-mail: phemsinfo@dhr.state.ga.us

Find more information about becoming a paramedic in Georgia at http://ems.ga.gov/.