The Emergency Medical Services profession includes four levels: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic. The TEEX/ESTI EMS Program offers courses that prepare graduates for certification, by examination, from the National Registry of EMT’s at the EMR, EMT, and Paramedic level. All instructors have years of experience as EMTs and paramedics and use currently educational best practice methodologies.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Paramedic

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

TEEX offers slow and fast paced courses for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. Learn more about the course offerings.

The TxDOT Rural/Frontier EMS Education Grant is available to improve accessibility of training in remote areas.

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org)upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, GL 33763
www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

2018 CoAEMSP Report

EMS Resources

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Contact Information

EMS Programs

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Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 458-2998

The Texas Engineering Extension Service has played an invaluable role in the training of UXO Tech I’s…to support the Coalition Munitions Program in Iraq as well as the ongoing Military Munitions Response Program.

— C. David Douthat, P.E., CSP, Ordinance and Explosives, USAESCH
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