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Basic Job Descriptions for NY EMS Levels

Basic Job Descriptions for NYS EMS Levels

Certified First Responder (CFR) - (I want to take a course)

An Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) may function in the context of a broader role, i.e., law enforcement, fire rescue or industrial response. With a limited amount of equipment, the EMR answers emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to ill and injured patients. After receiving notification of an emergency, the EMR safely responds to the address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The EMR must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.
 

Basic EMT - (I want to take a course)

Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (EMT-B) respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility.  After receiving the call from the dispatcher, the EMT-B drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The EMT-B must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.

Advanced EMT - (I want to take a course)

The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.  This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.  Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.  Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.  The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Paramedic