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The Unitek14-Day EMT Boot Camp at Unitek EMT features interactive classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and clinical simulations. The Boot Camp is taught by experienced EMS professionals and averages about 10 hours of EMS instruction per day for 14 consecutive days. During the program, students participate in realistic emergency simulations to prepare them for success in the field.

Click here for an overview of the EMT Boot Camp Program. (If you’ve already earned your EMT license and need to recertify, click here to learn more about the Unitek EMT Refresher Course.)

This guide is part of a 14-part series providing an overview of each training day at the Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp. This article summarizes Day 12.

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Day 12 of EMT Boot Camp

EMT Boot Camp Syllabus & Class Schedule: Day 12

Time Hours Description Homework
0800–1200 2.0 Ch 38 Vehicle Extrication & Special Rescue
1200–1200 2.0 Ch 39 Incident Management
1200–1230 0.5 LUNCH
1230–1500 2.5 Ch 40 Terrorism Response & Disaster Management
1500–1700 2.0 Practical Skills
1700–1730 0.5 DINNER
1730–2000 2.5 Practical Skills

About the EMT Textbook

The textbook used throughout the EMT Boot Camp is: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Digital Advantage Package, Twelfth Edition. Published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), this textbook provides the fundamental knowledge of the emergency medical services (EMS) system, safety and well-being of the emergency medical technician (EMT), and medical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to emergency care. Each chapter covers National EMS Education Standard Competencies.

Chapters Covered on Day 12 Include:

  • Chapter 38: Vehicle Extrication & Special Rescue
  • Chapter 39: Incident Management
  • Chapter 40: Terrorism Response & Disaster Management

EMT Textbook Chapter 38—Vehicle Extrication & Special Rescue: Summary

Chapter 38 covers the 10 phases of  EMS rescue operations and vehicle extrication. Extrication is the removal of patients from entrapment or a dangerous situation or position.

Throughout Chapter 38, students will learn the fundamentals of extrication, including:

  • Safety
  • Roles and responsibilities (EMS providers, rescue team, law enforcement, firefighters)
  • Preparation (pre-incident training and extrication tools)
  • En route to the scene
  • Arrival and scene size-up
  • Hazard control
  • Support operations
  • Gaining access
  • Emergency care
  • Removal of the patient
  • Transfer of the patient
  • Termination (returning emergency units to service)

After completing this chapter and the related coursework, you will be able to describe and apply EMS rescue operations to include vehicle extrication and its 10 phases. Additionally, you will be able to describe various specialized components of EMS operations, including tactical EMS, trench rescue, high-angle rescue, and the EMT’s role in these operations. You’ll also learn about the safety aspects of these operations, dealing with unique hazards, and evaluating the need for additional resources.

EMT Textbook Chapter 39—Incident Management: Summary

The most challenging situations an EMT will face are disasters and mass-casualty incidents (MCIs). Chapter 39 covers the EMS response to these calls, and includes an in-depth study of incident management, multiple casualty incidents, and hazardous materials awareness.

Among others, Chapter 39 discusses the following topics:

  • The National Incident Management System
  • The incident command system (ICS)
  • ICS roles and responsibilities
  • Communications and information management
  • Mobilization and deployment
  • EMS response within the ICS
  • The medical branch of the ICS
  • Mass-Casualty Incidents (MCI)

After completing this chapter and its coursework, you will know how to apply the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the incident command system (ICS) to manage and treat patients in a disaster or mass-casualty situation. Additionally, you will be able to describe specialized components of establishing incident command and its responsibilities. Chapter 39 also describes the importance of using the incident command system in HazMat incidents and setting up EMS branch operations. Control zones, personal protective equipment, and triage methods are also discussed.

EMT Textbook Chapter 40—Terrorism Response & Disaster Management: Summary

Terrorism is an ever-present threat in our country and we never know when a disaster or mass-casualty event will occur. Chapter 40 prepares students to recognize terrorism and respond with disaster management, emergency treatment and transportation.

Chapter 40 covers the following topics:

  • Terrorism
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • EMT response to terrorism
  • Chemical agents
  • Biologic agents
  • Radiologic/nuclear devices
  • Incendiary and explosive devices

After you complete Chapter 40 and the related coursework, you will know what constitutes terrorism and how to respond to terrorism as an EMT. You will understand how to manage and provide treatment for mass-casualty incidents due to terrorism and disaster. Related topics also covered include weapons of mass destruction (WMD) agents and countermeasures, as well as a fundamental knowledge of disaster management safety.

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Day 12: Summary

Successful completion of Day 12 of EMT Boot Camp will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform special rescue operations with a focus on vehicle extrication. The safety aspects of these operations, dealing with unique hazards, and evaluating the need for additional resources are also discussed.

Day 12 also covers the application of incident management, including incidents involving multiple casualties and hazardous materials. You learn how to recognize and respond to terrorism and the EMS role in managing disasters caused by a wide range of weapons, including poisonous agents, radioactive devices, and explosive devices.

Day 12 requires 12 hours of participation from start to finish, including two half-hour breaks for lunch and dinner. The coursework and training are accelerated. You will be expected to process and retain a lot of information in a relatively short time.

The Unitek 14-Day EMT Boot Camp is not easy, but it is worth it! Our dedicated graduates are among the best trained and most effective EMTs in the world today. Click here to learn more about our two week EMT Boot Camp.

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About Unitek EMT

Unitek EMT is one of the premier EMT schools in Arizona. Our mission is simple: training the next wave of top-notch EMT professionals. We offer a variety of training options to fit your needs, including an accelerated EMT program to get you mission-ready and certified fast. We also offer EMS Continuing Education courses to update your expertise and enhance your career. Unitek EMT instructors are experienced leaders in their fields, and our real-world training scenarios are ideal for aspiring EMT professionals.