The Rescue Training Institute is a New York State Department of Health Emergency Medical Technican course sponsor as well as an authorized training center by the American Heart Association, the American Safety and Health Institute, and the National Safety Council. As an authorized training center we can offer a multitude of certification courses in both a classroom and/or web-based setting.

Select one of the following courses for more information:

Emergency Medical Technician Course

An emergency medical technician (EMT) is an individual who is trained to respond to emergency situations and perform lifesaving techniques until a patient can be transported to a hospital or treatment facility via ambulance from the scene of an accident or sudden illness. EMTs must undergo intense training and obtain a state certification.

Many individuals believe that they are well-suited to a career in Emergency Medical Services, but it is important that a potential future EMT or paramedic understands exactly what the job entails. Few people realize how truly dangerous a career in EMS can be, but it is not without rewards.

Each day is different than the next - but never boring. EMTs can respond to emergencies ranging from difficulty breathing, heart attacks, automobile accidents or major fires. When they arrive at an emergency, they quickly determine the nature and extent of the patient's condition. They provide emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient to a local medical facility.

A career in Emergency Medical Services is definitely not for everybody, but those that do pursue it experience great rewards. There are many different opportunities available and there is currently a severe shortage of qualified employees. Those that remain in the EMS field can promote to Paramedic, and others may follow different paths, becoming nurses or doctors. The job prospects continue to look strong and will only improve as the population continues to age.

Some EMTs work for a private ambulance company, while others may be employed by a municipality, fire department, or hospital. Regardless of the employer, they have the same basic job description and usually similar pay-scales. Service quality is generally the same, as both hospital and privately employed EMTs are trained in the same way and must pass the same certification exams.

This is a New York State Department of Health certified course taught by certified instructors. The New York State Department of Health requires that all candidates have 110 hours of didactic and practical training, as well as a minimum of 10 hours of clinical rotations in an emergency room or on an ambulance. RTI exceeds the NYS minimum requirements and offers over 150 hours of course instruction. This allows students to be better prepared to function as an EMT once they graduate from our program. This course also includes an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification.

You do not need a high school diploma, GED, driver's license, or US citizenship/green card to enroll in the EMT-B training course and earn your certification. However, these and other factors may affect your hiring potential.


BLS for Healthcare Providers

This is a Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


ACLS Heartcode

This is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision makingand skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive (on-line) portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor from our TC. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a 2 day (with an additional self study day) American Heart Association training program. The goal of the course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Professional healthcare providers use PALS during the stabilization and transportation phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of hospital.

Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.


AHA Instructor Essentials

This course is for individuals who are seeking to become instructors of the BLS for Healthcare Providers course. The course content is based on an adult learning model where participants view a scenario, compare teaching principles, and determine which skills need to be enhanced to make training effective.


CEVO III: Ambulance

The CEVO 3: Coaching Emergency Vehicle Operations Ambulance course is a 6 to 8 hour comprehensive awareness course covering road hazards, following distances, braking effectiveness and other common driving issues for the Ambulance Driver. Students will receive a student work book and completion certificate.


Wilderness First Aid

Have you ever wondered what you would do if someone in your group broke their leg skiing or your climbing partner was struck in the head by a rock? Every backcountry skiing, climbing or mountaineering group should have people trained in wilderness first aid skills because it's only a matter of time in before you will need to put them into use in the backcountry.

Wilderness First Aid - WFA (18 hours) is an entry level, 2 day course for those who are involved in wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many recreational skiers, climbers and mountaineers. Basic first aid skills will be taught in the classroom and practiced hands-on in the wilderness environment. This course also meets the requirements for a WFR Refresher.

Lecture and discussion, practical exercise and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage the development of critical decision making skills. After successful completion students are certified for 2 years by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), a nationally recognized organization.

This comprehensive 16-20 hour course meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid curriculum and guidelines.


Escaping Violent Encounters for EMS & Fire

Injury through assault remains a widely recognized, but little acknowledged, problem threatening emergency service personnel. Many EMS and fire personnel admit to being attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. The frequency of assault on our fire and EMS providers is alarming and while most attacks are not life threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Responders require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault, before it occurs, and defending themselves once attacked.

This course covers the basic skills required by any responder or provider when facing possible or imminent assault or use of force.