The DeSoto Fire Training Center offers an EMT School in addition to our Fire Academy. EMT certification is required along with the Fire certification in order to meet the state’s requirement of being certifiable. EMT school is approximately 5 weeks long consisting of 3 weeks of classroom time (plus a final exam day), 1 week of hospital rotations, and 1 week of ambulance ride-outs. Course Objective The Desoto Fire Training Center Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course is designed to produce quality EMT-B’s, who are well equipped to function in pre-hospital care. The course coordinator, school coordinator, or the course physician reserve the right, at any time, to disqualify a student, and to deny admission to the DSHS state certifying exam, if any of them feel that the student is not meeting academic and/or behavioral standards. ***Drug Screening & Criminal Background Check will be conducted.*** No Refunds due to the failure of either of the above screenings. 20 students accepted per class on a first come/first serve basis. All EMT students will be required to wear uniforms: Required uniform clothing will consist of a dark blue polo shirt and dark blue (navy) pants. All uniform clothing except the pants shall be purchased at the Fire Training Center. Prices are listed below. UNIFORM PANTS NAVY BLUE WORK PANTS (with or without pockets) - DICKIES or similar – EMT style pant is permitted. The pants may be purchased from any uniform clothing store. Dickies can be found at Wal-Mart or K-Mart type stores. School uniform stores will also carry Dickies.