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Emergency Services

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Emergency Services Programs

NIC Workforce Training Center offers programs for individuals who want to pursue careers in the Emergency Services field. Our programs consist of classroom, laboratory and field training to prepare students for real-world situations. Our instructors have vast training and field experience and are dedicated to teaching these valuable skills to the next generation.

We will be offering a brand NEW course for Advanced EMT starting in February 2024! We are taking applications Now.


Develop foundational skills to treat sick or injured patients using basic emergency medical equipment.

This program will prepare you to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. You will acquire basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Technician exams.

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Are you an EMT looking to advance your career? Advanced Medical Technician (AEMT) builds on the skills you learned as an EMT. Taught by Coeur d'Alene Fire Department paramedics and AEMTs, this course will provide instruction and skills such as advanced airway management, IV management, advanced trauma care, obstetrics, geriatrics, and pediatric care. This program meets all requirements for the AEMT Certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). You must apply for the course and provide your NREMT Certification in your application. Applications are being accepted from October 1 through October 22. Tuition includes the cost for textbooks, training supplies, and study/exam prep material.

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Firefighter 1 Academy is designed to prepare students for the written and skills examinations for Idaho Fire Fighter 1 certification accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Instruction includes basic firefighting skills, hazardous materials, and infection control for emergency responders.

The academy offers students the opportunity to learn from and network with instructors from Coeur d’Alene Fire Department, Kootenai County Fire and Rescue, and Northern Lakes Fire District.

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Workforce Training Center offers courses that will ensure you have the necessary skills to handle real-world emergency situations. Through the WFT courses, you will learn basic life support, first aid, CPR and gain critical AED training.

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