Emergency Medical Services

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Learn how to become a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician.



All you need to know about Advanced Emergency Medical Technician national certification.



How do I become a National Registered Paramedic (NRP)?

NREMT: Paramedic

Profession Information

Occupational Outlook

The median annual wage for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics was $34,320 in May 2018. Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

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What does it take?

  • Compassion
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Physical Strength
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Speaking Skills
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The Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness is the lead agency for Utah’s EMS system and public health and medical preparedness and response. The BEMSP is housed within the Utah Department of Health Division of Family Health and Preparedness. Its mission is to promote an effective and resilient public health, trauma, and emergency health care system to respond to emergencies and disasters through professional development, preparedness, regulation, quality assurance, and partner coordination.

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the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care.



JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) and EMS Today: The JEMS Conference and Exposition are committed to being the leading providers of information for the improvement of patient care in the prehospital setting. We achieve our mission by delivering the latest and most reliable information through clinical breakthroughs, compelling case studies, management perspectives, legal advice, product innovations, research, special editorial sections, supplements, face-to-face networking and more.

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The Star of Life has become synonymous with emergency medical care around the globe. The staff represents medicine and healing, with the skin-shedding serpent being indicative of renewal. Each bar on the Star of Life represents one of six EMS functions:

  1. Detection
  2. Reporting
  3. Response
  4. On-Scene Care
  5. Care in Transit
  6. Transfer to Definitive Care
Star of Life


Malinda Whipple

Program Director

Email: Malinda.Whipple@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4950

Office: Taylor 206

Kat Preiss

Academic Advisor

Email: Kat.Preiss@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 347

Katie Reeves

Administrative Assistant

Email: katie.reeves@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 258