There are EMT training programs all over the state of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Office 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 Massachusetts. 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 a special state mandated and developed practical exam. The practical will test your expertise in field medicine. Out of state workers may substitute the NREMT under reciprocity agreements. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

The Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:

Office of Emergency Medical Services
99 Chauncy Street
11th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Telephone: ( 617) 753-7300
Fax: (617) 753-7320
http://www.mass.gov