An EMT Basic class will be offered, starting on the evening of February 6, 2007, at the Gilmer County FRN Building, in Glenville. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The EMT Basic course is comprised of 120 classroom hours and culminates in a written test and practical stations in April, 2007.

Text and work books for the EMT Basic class will cost approximately $50. In addition, the student will be responsible for the $20 fee for taking the National Registry test at the end of the class.

The Gilmer County Ambulance Service will reimburse any student who successfully completes the class, passes the National Registry test, and works with the Gilmer County Ambulance Service.

Registration for the EMT Basic class will be held the first night of classes on February 6, 2007, at 6 p.m.

Emergency Medical Technicians are professionals dedicated to pre-hospital care using well-defined skills and knowledge of emergency medicine. Emergency Medical Technicians are a key component of the Emergency Medical Services system of West Virginia.

They provide critical medical care to the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. The primary responsibility of the EMT is to provide expert medical care to victims of an emergency and to transport them safely to the nearest, appropriate medical facility.

Those students who successfully complete this course will possess the necessary knowledge and skills required to provide this type of pre-hospital medical care.