There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Hawaii 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 Hawaii State Department of 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 Hawaii. 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 Hawaii State Emergency Medical Service and Injury Prevention System Branch can be reached at:

State of Hawaii
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Attn: BME
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Voice: +1 (808) 586-2708
medical@dcca.hawaii.gov

The website is located at http://hawaii.gov/health/family-child-health/ems/index.html