EMT Classes

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic

DeSoto Fire Rescue offers EMT-Basic (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) classes for individuals interested in a career in the fire/EMS service. This is a Texas Department of Health-approved course, which, upon completion, will enable an individual to meet or exceed the necessary qualifications of employment with many fire/EMS departments. 
Download the EMT Basic application 
EMT-Basic classes are five weeks long, including three weeks of classroom instruction, a hospital rotation and a fire department rotation. It covers all the required EMT-Basic subjects, including:
  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Vital Signs & History Taking
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Management
  • Bandaging & Splinting
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Bronchodilator Administration
  • Medical Terminology
  • Scene Safety & Personal Protection
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Field Internship
  • Skill Testing