KenTenn EMS is Kentucky licensed through the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) as a Level III Training and Educational Institute (TEI). The Academy provides Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) initial training courses, as well as continuing education classes. Students of the Academy can expect to learn from high-quality instructors that boast years of experience in a variety of EMS environments while utilizing new technology and superior training equipment to participate in lifelike scenarios that better prepare them for their future roles as providers.
The EMT Basic Program provides instruction in delivering proper emergency care to the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. The overall goals are to save lives, reduce complications, and combine effective interpersonal communication with medical knowledge and skills for every patient. Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures are introduced in accordance with the National Scope of Practice. The course spans approximately 20 weeks for a total of 160 hours of instruction.
Next Course Offering: Spring 2023
Application Deadline: October 19, 2022
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In the Fall 2021, the service began offering a Advanced EMT Program consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field (ambulance observation) components. Students will develop more sophisticated emergency treatment abilities including assessment skills, advanced airway techniques and medication administration. The course spans approximately 20 weeks for a total of 160 hours of instruction.
Next Course Offering: Fall 2023
The Spring 2023 semester begins January 9, 2023 and ends with Kentucky State Practical on May 6, 2023.
Upon course completion, students of an EMT Program conducted by KTEMS Academy are eligible to participate in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) practical skills and exam. NREMT and Licensure fees are NOT included in the cost of the programs and are the responsibility of the student. For additional information regarding the Basic or Advanced EMT Programs, please contact us.
Having trained bystanders in the event of cardiac arrest is crucial to patient survival. As an American Heart Association authorized training center, we offer a variety of courses to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Course fees listed below are based on a minimum of five students where classes are held at locations within the service area. KenTenn EMS Members receive a discount on all CPR programs. For smaller or larger class sizes, or locations outside of the service area, please contact us for pricing.
National Registry Refresher
Upcoming refresher TBD
EMT's must attend first two days, Advanced EMT's the first three days, and Paramedic's attend all four days. Included in hours, you will obtain your BLS, ACLS & PALS. Class size will be limited. To be contacted when registration is available, please send an email including phone number and licensure level to email@example.com.
First Responder Program
Are you a resident of Fulton County, KY or South Fulton, TN with an EMT certification? The service is striving to build the First Responder Program in an effort to provide better care to our service communities.
When call volume is high and service requests of serious nature demand quick attention, we need access to trained medical personnel who can arrive on scene quickly. First Responders will also be utilized for sporting and special events. If you have an interest in serving the KenTenn community as a First Responder, please contact us.