What is an Emergency Medical Technician?

According to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, "Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system."

Course Start Dates

Emergency Medical Responder

Please use the Information Request Form to be notified of future EMR course dates.

Emergency Medical Technician

Class 002 - January 02, 2023

(318) 259-2891

For more information, please provide the following information:

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? 

Registration Information

For early EMT course registration, please use the Information Request Form to request a registration packet by December 15, 2022. 

Last day to register for a course is the first day of class for that course. 

Registration deposit for the EMT course is $300.

Students need a laptop computer or tablet for course work. Chrome books and cell phones are not sufficient for course needs. 

​​Begin (or continue!) your career in EMS when you enroll in Jackson Parish Ambulance Service District's EMT class!

Course Pass Rates

Emergency Medical Responder

September 2022 - 100%

Emergency Medical Technician

April 2022 - 100% psychomotor skills exam, 77% Cognitive Written exam to date

January 2023 - 94% psychomotor skills exam to date, (students are currently enrolling in Cognitive Written exam testing)

Why JPASD Education Center?

Jackson Parish Ambulance Service District has served the people of Jackson Parish for over 20 years. Our state-of-the-art Education Center offers a relaxed classroom setting for instruction and areas dedicated to developing practical skills. The instructors have combined experience in EMS of over 50 years. Additionally, many JPASD EMS professionals offer advice and guidance to students as the class progresses and share their experiences to add real world examples to the lecture material.