There are EMT training programs all over the state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, 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 Kentucky. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT I. This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and 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 Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:

300 N. Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: 859-256-3565
1-866-97KBEMS
Fax: 859-256-3128
http://kbems.kctcs.edu/