There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Texas 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 Texas Department of State Health Services, Emergency Medical Services / Trauma Systems, 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 Texas. 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 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 Texas Department of State Health Services, Emergency Medical Services / Trauma Systems can be found at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Emergency Medical Services / Trauma Systems
The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street, Suite N-410
Austin, TX 78754
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
phone: (512) 834-6700
fax: (512) 834-6736
emsinfo@dshs.state.tx.us
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm