Contact Us:


Parkview Fire Station 218
726 Midway Drive
Pittsburgh,PA 15215

Fire Fax:412-781-5299

Parkview EMS Station 180
200 South Margery Drive
Pittsburgh,PA 15238

EMS Fax:412-449-1081

Parkview Fire/EMS e-mail

What is an EMT?

Often the first level or entry-level training course in the field of EMS. EMT’s are trained at the basic life support level that includes oxygen administration,vital sign monitoring,spinal and extremity immobilization and automatic external defibrillation (AED) and other non-invasive skills.

Trained to perform:

  • general patient assessment
  • provide emergency care such as:
    • bleeding control
    • spinal immobilization
    • oxygen administration
    • the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED)
    • complex immobilization procedures
    • airway management
    • may assist patients in the administration of certain medications
    • Cardiopulmonary Resusciation(CPR)

Must be at least 16 years of age

Course is approximately 140 hours

Course includes both classroom portion and practical lab portions

Upon successful completion of the course and successfully passing the state written and practical examiniation,your certification is valid for 3 years