There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah. 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. Utah is unusual in that it does not require passage of the NREMT (national registry of emergency medical technicians) exam, rather, one must pass a special state mandated and developed practical exam. The practical will test your expertise in field medicine. In addition to this exam, individuals must also pass a written exam, along with having a CPR certification. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

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

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142004
Salt Lake City UT 84114-2004
EMS Office
3760 S Highland Dr, Fl 4 and 5
Salt Lake City UT
Phone: 801-273-6666
Toll-free: 800-284-1131
Fax: 801-273-4149
http://health.utah.gov/ems/