Fall 2018 EMT Class

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medical Technician class. The EMT course is a challenging curriculum and entry-level into the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. This course requires physical interaction, work outside of class, and participation by each student.  In addition to the intensive schedule, this class will require much reading and homework with online assignments.   Each student will require a computer with internet access for tests outside of class.


Class will be held at Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Road, Henrico, Va. Classes will start promptly at 6:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights and end at 10pm. Class begins on September 25, 2018 and conclude in early February, 2019. There will be required Saturday classes from approximately 8:30am-4pm. Saturday classes will be on October 20th, November 17th, December 15th, January 12th. Attendance is mandatory and students cannot miss more than 15 hours of class for any reason. 


The cost is $725. This amount covers the EMT textbook/online learning, a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and the Virginia state testing fee. A scholarship of $495 is available through the Virginia Office of EMS, for financial assistance. For more information, please go to their website.


Space for the class is limited. Apply online and you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Your space in class is only secured once your interview is complete, you have been accepted into the program and payment is received. Checks should be made out to the Tuckahoe Vol. Rescue Squad.


CPR at the healthcare provider (BLS) level is required by the first night of class. Students who do not possess the appropriate CPR certification prior to the first night of class will not be able to attend the class.  CPR certification at the healthcare provider (BLS) level is acceptable through any of the following: American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Safety Health Institute.

All students must be at least 16 years old to take the course.

Ambulance ride-alongs are a required part of the class.  If you are unable or unwilling to do a ride along, you cannot enroll in class.  We also encourage you to join your local volunteer rescue squad to fully utilize your training.

Following completion of this course, the student will then qualify for the state practical exam. If successfully passed, the student will go on to the final stage of testing - the national registry written exam. Only upon successful passing of both exams, will the student achieve full nationally certified EMT certification.

Questions can be emailed to EMTClass@tuckahoerescue.org.

We appreciate your interest in becoming an EMT!

Tiffany Almeida, Instructor and Ed Farrish, Vice President, Tuckahoe Vol. Rescue Squad