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The Fire And First Aid Training Center

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EMS Training

presented by:

The Ocean County Fire & EMS Training Center
Hackensack/Meridian Health Education

To locate and register for EMS related training sessions please go to the Hackensack/Meridian Health website located at: http://meridianhealth.enrollware.com/schedule

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New emergency medical technicians are put through their paces at the Ocean County Training Center in Waretown. In order to become an EMT, students need to complete 200 hours of classroom study and rigorous hands-on training in order to meet their EMT basic requirements and receive their certification. In addition to their classroom work and hands-on training at the center, students also spend 10 additional hours in a local emergency room assisting hospital personnel. Upon completion of the required curriculum, each student must score 70 percent or higher on a 100 question written final examination. Students must also pass a practical skills examination demonstrating that they are mentally and physically prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.