CVTC offers a FireMedic program that allows you to receive training in fire rescue and EMS training. This is a challenging program but comes with a great sense of accomplishment once completed. This accomplishment continues throughout your career, as you help people on a daily basis. Students that succeed in this program have a strong sense of self-discipline and a desire to help people.
In CVTC’s FireMedic program you will learn:
- Firefighting techniques, skills, and inspection
- Rescue and response to medical and traumatic emergencies
- Vehicle extrication rescue
- Respiratory management
- Pump operations
- Patient assessment and EKG interpretation
- Fire public education
- Firefighter evolutions
This program includes special courses in water, confined spaces, trench, and high angle rescue. It offers plenty of hands-on experience as well as in-depth classroom training.
Students will complete a paramedic clinical internship where they will practice paramedicine in a health care environment with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or an approved specialist.
In addition, students also complete a FireMedic internship that will allow them to actively participate as a 'working' member of a fire department. Students work the 24-hour shift schedule at one full-time local fire department, and perform the same duties as the firefighters.
Upon graduation from this program, you will be prepared to take the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-Paramedic) and the State of Wisconsin Firefighter I and Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Certification exams.
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Emergency Medical Technician
Baldwin Area EMS
City of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Fire Department
Marshfield Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Health System
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent FireMedic graduates reported an average starting salary of $56,530.
100% of our recent FireMedic graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 66 job openings in the CVTC district for the FireMedic industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the FireMedic program.
Fire Department Apparatus Operations
This course prepares firefighters to drive and operate fire department emergency apparatus. The course presents theories of hydraulics as applied to the fire service, with emphasis on mathematics and formulas used in operating fire apparatus pumps.
Classroom presentations and practical evolutions will be conducted on confined space and trench entry and rescue, water rescue, vehicle extrication, and high angle rescue.
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint.
Instructors were passionate and approachable outside of hours, workload was a lot, but in the end it was worth it because of the experience and training.
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Degrees & Diplomas
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Technical Diploma
Paramedic, Technical Diploma
Paramedic Technician, Associate Degree
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