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EMT Course Offered in Hartford City

An IU Health Blackford Hospital Release

HARTFORD CITY -- Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education is offering a basic EMT class. The class is approved by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and upon completion students will be eligible to take the written and practical exams to become a certified EMT.

“EMT’s are recognized by the emergency medicine community as a key link in the ‘chain of survival,’” said Tammy Caley, Manager, Emergency Transport Services, IU Health Blackford Hospital. “At the heart of the EMT’s knowledge is the ability to conduct an efficient and organized assessment, design a plan of action, institute emergency treatment and make the triage and transport decisions necessary for the patient’s survival.”

EMTs are the first responders to many emergency situations. They will encounter patients in various environments, with multiple conditions and of all ages. Interested students must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age by course completion.

The course is offered at the Blackford County Emergency Operations Center located at 117 ½ North High Street, in Hartford City. Course dates are April 2 through August 6, Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturdays 8 am – 4 pm.

To register or for more information, contact Ben Simmons at 765.331.5093 or

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