There are EMT training programs all over West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 many levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in West Virginia. 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 licensed training course.

For more information, West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:

West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
350 Capitol St
Rm 425
Charleston WV 25301-3714
Phone (304) 558-3956
Fax (304) 558-3856
Certification Unit Fax (304) 558-8379
http://www.wvoems.org/