How is COVID-19 affecting EMT Courses?
Fight-or-Flight is still offering EMT courses as originally scheduled. Instead of meeting face-to-face 3 times per week, classes are meeting online. The lectures and activities are prepared, and students may complete coursework on their own schedule. Quizzes are scheduled every couple days to keep everyone in class on the same pace. Once weekly meetings will take place over Zoom to answer questions, give study tips, etc. Danielle is also available for virtual meetings or phone calls at about any time. Skills are accomplished in face-to-face meetings of 2-3 students at a time, in an outdoor setting when weather cooperates. All skills are practiced on manikins to reduce person-to-person contact and to allow for the recommended 6 feet of social distancing. Students wear gloves and masks during skills practice and all equipment is sanitized between student uses. Classes will continue in this manner until further notice.
Is prior medical training required to attend an EMT course?
No. The EMT course starts from square one, including CPR. All you need is a willingness to learn.
What medical gear/equipment is needed for the course?
While you will need some medical equipment throughout the course, it will all be provided.
Will students be licensed as EMTs in Montana at the end of the course?
After the course, students will need to complete a written exam (computer-based) through the NREMT ($80) or Dynamic Path ($25) and apply for licensure with the state of Montana ($50). Licensure typically takes about two weeks. For licensure in other states, check their requirements. The NREMT/Dynamic Path Skills Exam is the last day of the class, and is included in the cost of the course. You will have the option to earn NREMT certification upon completion of the course and the computerized exam.
What textbook is required for the course?
We will be using AAOS's "Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition." You can find this textbook online for purchase or for rent. ISBN: 978-1-284-10690-9 It is imperative that you get the 11th edition. There are several changes between the 10th and 11th editions. When you register for an EMT course, you will receive an e-mail with a discount code for purchasing the textbook.
When is full payment due for the course?
After the $300 deposit, the remaining $599 is due on the first night of class. However, if you are not able to make this payment, please contact Danielle@fightorflighteme.com IN ADVANCE and we can work out a payment plan for you.
Where does the class take place?
The class meets at 2409 Dearborn Ave, Suite K, in Missoula, MT. It is off of Reserve St, between Shopko and Conoco, behind Taco John's. Beginning on March 16, 2020, classes will take place at City Life Community Center in Missoula.
What funding opportunities are available for students of Fight-or-Flight (e.g., Veterans Education Benefits, Americorps Education Credit)?
Fight-or-Flight does accept Veterans Education Benefits! Unfortunately, we are not able to accept Americorps Education Credits. For students without these opportunities, we suggest that you do an internet search for general EMT training scholarships, and consider applying with Missoula Job Services to pay for the training.
Why is this course cheaper than other EMT courses? Are there hidden fees or is the certification lesser?
Fight-or-Flight Emergency Medical Educators was founded in Missoula, MT in January 2017. As a new company, the price for EMT classes was set very low in hopes of attracting more students. After 15 classes and over 200 students, Fight-or-Flight has achieved a 5-star rating and students are passing the National Registry (NREMT) exam at a rate of 92% (the national average is only 80%). However, Fight-or-Flight aims to continue offering EMT classes at the most affordable rates possible. Danielle not only owns Fight-or-Flight, but strives to keep prices to a minimum by teaching the EMT courses herself, as well as taking care of all advertising, social media, correspondence with future and current students, website development, etc. Students taking an EMT course with Fight-or-Flight will earn the same certifications sought through other EMT courses, including NREMT certification. All fees are described at the top of the "EMT Courses" page of this website.