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EMT-I Extension

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 4:04 PM

EMT-I Extension

Per Melissa Kinnard, Interim Director, Office of EMS

Due to an abundance of caution and to accommodate the change in the EMT-I certification, the January 1st deadline has been extended.  An announcement will be forthcoming.

Anyone with a current valid EMT-I card shall continue to function in that capacity until further notice. The 5000 series protocols will remain in effect until further notice.  The EMT-I current scope of practice will remain in effect until further notice.

Any EMT-I, who completed the paramedic bridge course and currently has a Paramedic Certification in their possession, shall function as a Paramedic.  Those EMT-I's who have completed the bridge course and have not received a Paramedic Certification shall function at the EMT-I level until the Paramedic Certification is received.

The WV Office of EMS is currently reviewing the status of the EMT-I program and will announce details soon.

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