There are EMT training programs all over the state of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Department of Health, Bureau 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 Rhode Island. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT Cardiac (unique to Rhode Island). This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT) along with having a CPR certification. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

For more information, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:

Rhode Island Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-5960
http://www.health.ri.gov/emergency/medicalservices/index.php