The EMT-A will administer advanced life support care to sick and injured persons in pre-hospital settings as authorized and directed by the WV state protocols and GCEAS policy/procedures. The EMT-A is a step above the EMT-B and allows the provider to administer more advanced interventions and patient care. Advanced EMTs must be able to deal with emergency situations in a calm and professional manner. As an EMT-A, you may encounter serious situations such as motor vehicle accidents, cardiac arrests, strokes, diabetic issues, traumatic injuries, etc. The EMT-A must be knowledgeable in the WV state protocols/procedures and scope of practice. Advanced EMTs must possess the physical capabilities to lift, carry, and move patients safely.
Aside from providing patient care, the EMT-A is expected to drive the ambulance on emergencies and medical transports; complete appropriate GCEAS paperwork; attend mandatory in-service training classes; operate radios; and refuel, restock, and clean the ambulances. Advanced EMTs should have the willingness to learn from others and continue their education. The EMT-A is responsible for obtaining and maintaining the required certifications to fulfill this role.
Must be at least 18 years old
Must possess a valid driver's license
Must have a WV state approved EVOC completion certificate
Must be certified in CPR
Must possess a NREMT-A certification
Must possess a WV state EMT-A certification card
Must be able to lift/carry a minimum of 125lbs alone, and an equally distributed 250lbs with assistance, for a distance of 10 feet