An emergency medical technician (EMT) provides basic medical care and monitoring of patients during transportation to and from hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, or other recognized healthcare facilities.


  • Valid California Emergency Medical Technician Certification card
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification Card (or printout)
  • Valid California Drivers’ License
  • Valid California Ambulance Driver Certificate (DMV DL 61)
  • FMCSA Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876
  • DMV K-4 Driver Record Report (must not be older than 30-days)
  • High School Diploma, GED, or California Certificate of Proficiency
  • National Incident Management System ICS 100 or IS-100, ICS 200 or IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 Course certificates
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness FEMA IS-5 and AWR-358 DL Course certificates
  • Los Angeles County EMT Expanded Scope of Practice Module (prior to field assignment)
  • Ability to obtain a City of Los Angeles Ambulance Permit (upon appointment)
  • Ability to obtain OCEMS EMT Accreditation (within 30 days of appointment)
  • Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills