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EMS and Rescue Training

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The EMS and Rescue program at ECC is designed to provide certification in a wide variety of emergency medical and rescue related programs. It provides full time and volunteer Rescue Squads with the opportunity to gain knowledge, practical skills, and advanced skills based on pre-hospital emergency situations. Programs are open to all EMS departments in the Edgecombe County area. A broad range of specialty classes, based on both department needs and new training standards, are offered during the year on the college campus or at various departments. Any of these classes may be offered to interested citizens, however Emergency Medical Service classes that require physical exertion and use specialized departmental equipment are offered to credentialed EMS personnel only.

Class Requirements

Current Course Offerings
* see Fire Service Training for additional Rescue course offerings 

Available courses include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Medical Technician *
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate *
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic *
  • Emergency Medical Responder *
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Rescue Technician
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • National Incident Management System (IS 700)
  • Incident Command
  • Emergency Vehicle Driving
  • Hazardous Materials/Terrorism /Weapons of Mass destruction
  • Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness
  • Spanish for EMS
  • A wide variety of EMS Refresher Programs based on need and departmental request

*N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services, Credentialed, Skilled Assessment and Written Exam. This is a four year renewable certification with optional monthly continuing education updates through departmental in-service training or refresher course near the end of the credentialed period.

For more information contact

Mr. Vincent Hunter 
Public Safety Programs 
Edgecombe Community College
(252) 823-5166, ext. 120 
hunterv@edgecombe.edu