Hoboken High School EMT Program
Didn’t know the Hoboken High School had an Emergency Medical Technician program? Read all about it below!
HHS Emergency Medical Technician Program
The Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team was formed as a result of September 11, 2001, when adults and children watched as 57 of the town’s residents were killed. Prompted by the students’ request to help, the school district applied for and received funding from the Learn and Serve America Grant.
Today the team has certified emergency medical technicians and two ambulances. The first was donated by the Blairstown Ambulance Corps through the efforts of Joe Miele, former member of their squad, and founder of the Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team. The Hoboken School District recently purchased a second ambulance for our thriving program.
(Pictured: On May 24, 2006 at 11:41 am the Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team ambulance responded to its first call for the city of Hoboken.)
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Mission Statement, and more
The Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team’s goal is to promote training, certification, recruitment and retention of emergency medical technicians based upon sound educational principles, current medical knowledge and practice, nationwide standards, guidelines and recommendations.
Hoboken High School is the only high school in the State of New Jersey that sponsors its own Emergency Response Team. It is part of the New Jersey First Aid Council. Hoboken High School works closely with Hoboken University Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, the Hoboken Police Department and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance to better serve our community.
EMT Team Requirements:
- Freshman year: Become certified as an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider. Study basic life support (CPR). Observe first aid procedures.
- Sophomore year: Take the First Responder/Health course Freshmen/Sophomores will observe and participate in first aid and disaster drills
- Junior/Senior year: Take EMT course (must be 16)
Junior/Seniors will stand by at high school football games and answer emergency calls in the community, and all members volunteer for many local events.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE STUDENTS BECOME LICENSED NEW JERSEY STATE EMTs!
EMT Eligibility Requirements:
Student must be 16 years old prior to beginning the course and must complete a CPR course* prior to beginning the course.
*Recognized CPR courses: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, American Red Cross Professional Rescuer, or equivalent CPR program conducted by the National Safety Council.
EMT training includes:
- Observation of an autopsy
- Standing by at various events to provide First Aid
- Involvement in community emergency medical services
- Clinical experience including 10 hours at a level II trauma center (JCMC ED)