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  • EMT Training Before AIT

    Hey everyone, I just got sworn into the Guard last Friday. I am very proud and happy to be where I am in life. My life is getting even better, however, because I am having a baby in August. I am scheduled to go to Basic in Nov. I have heard many people tell me that I should get my EMT certification before I go to training because my MOS is 68w. I am very motivated to do this because of my baby coming and I want to be gone as little as possible. Is it possible for the military to pay for that EMT training before I go to basic? I don't exactly have the funds at the moment. Thank you for answering!

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    Why would the military pay you to take EMT training before BCT when they will already be paying for you to become a medic AT BCT?

    The question is rhetorical; the answer is no.

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      During 68W Advanced Individual Training (AIT) you will be trained for EMT and required to pass the National Registry test for EMT-B. After that you will focus on more combat related medical training.

      Course Scope:

      This course trains the 68W Health Care Specialist in skills necessary to become an effective Soldier and medical care provider. The student receives training in emergency care, evacuation, minor acute care, inpatient and outpatient care, and basic force health protection. The student receives specific training in combat and military operations other-than-war casualty care, tactical combat casualty care, medical care for patients exposed to weapons of mass destruction, (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear - CBRN), deployable medical systems, aircraft and ground evacuation, and casualty triage and processing. Students are certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). Students conduct rigorous and relevant training on twenty-six Warrior Ethos tasks and integrate tactical and technical skills through eight warrior drills as part of the Army-wide Initial Entry Training (IET) sustainment training for warrior skills to ensure survivability in the contemporary operating environment.
      Last edited by SF Hunter; March 20th, 2014, 03:49 PM.

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