The following are the Requirements for an Austin-Travis County EMS Medic I - Communications.
Entrance Examination Eligibility Requirements: To take the entrance examination for the position of EMS Medic I – Communications, each applicant must:
A. Make a proper and timely application, including all required eligibility verification documentation, on a form provided by the Department;
B. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
C. Be able to read and write English;
D. Have a High School Diploma or GED;
E. Have a Texas Class “C” Driver’s License, or equivalent.
F. Have a current Texas Department of State Health Services Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic; or be eligible for Texas Department of State Health Services out of state reciprocity at one of the four listed certification/license levels.
How do I become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?
There are 4 levels of EMT certification or license:
EMT- Basic Certification
EMT- Intermediate Certification
EMT- Paramedic Certification
EMT- Paramedic License (Degree)
You need to attend an accredited school that offers an EMT-Basic class, which typically takes 3-4 months. Our department does not have an EMT certification program, to apply for the position of EMS Medic I- Communications you must have a current State EMT- Basic Certification or higher to meet the minimum requirements to apply. Most local Community Colleges and some Fire departments offer EMT classes.