Emergency Medical Technicians
EMTs are trained patient attendants. They have completed a minimum of 112 hours of classroom and 16 hours of hospital clinical observation. In addition, they must pass the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board Practical Skills Exam and the National Registry Written Exam.
Also they must complete a 28-hour EMT Refresher course every two years along with annual BLS variance training.
Emergency Medical Responders
These individuals are designated drivers and trained to the First Responder level. They are required to complete a 48-hour initial course along with an emergency vehicle operations course. In addition, they must complete a 16-hour First Responder Refresher course every two years along with annual behind the wheel emergency vehicle operations.