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Mercer County Fire Academy/Penn Medicine Princeton Health

(EMT courses MUST register at or call 609-570-3311)   

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Prerequisite:   All students must obtain a Health Care Provider Level CPR card and be up to date with the COVID vaccines and boosters prior to the start of the class.  Students will need to obtain a Stethoscope and penlight for use in the course.  

During the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, you will learn about human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment techniques, management of common medical complaints, management of the trauma patient, administration of limited medications, and concerns for special patient populations. Course material will be presented through interactive lectures, simulation labs, and clinical rotations where students will interact with patients. This class is labor intensive. Successful course completion requires obtaining the minimal level of competency as outlined in the National EMS Educational Standards. After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT Certification Exam to obtain certification.   

There are 16 hours weekly in person lab sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2-hour online exams as well as approximately 10 chapters due per week. In addition to the weekly lab sessions, students should anticipate spending a minimum of 20 hours a week completing the online learning component and reading assignments. Those needing CPR Healthcare Provider card must attend CPR sessions prior to the start of class. 

Contact Barbara Vaning, to confirm the CPR class taken or to be taken has been approved for this class. 

Attendance at all sessions and keeping up with the online content is mandatory (20 hours of online work per week).

Textbook is required and link will be provided by email by Course Coordinator once registered. 

NCEME-CS001 / cost: $1,475

Dates May 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm  (Monday Orientation)

          Jun 7-Jul 28  Time 8:00am-4:00pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Sessions 17  Instructor Barbara Vaning

NOTES Location: Mercer County Fire Academy, 350 Lawrence Station Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Required at registration

CPR Healthcare Provider Card

Covid-19 Vaccination (with booster if eligible)

American Heart Program

LifeForce USA is a BLS Community Training Center of the American Heart Association, New Jersey Region. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for this course do not represent income to the Association.

BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers and Professional Rescuers-On Campus

(For New and Renewal) (Ages 16+) 

This course will provide training for adult, child, and infant CPR. Learn one and two rescuers CPR, rescue breathing, and skills for conscious and unconscious choking victims.

Participants will also learn how to use barrier devices and AED.

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for 2 years.

NCEME-CS / cost: $105

Dates  Jun 13   Time 6:00-10:00pm

Sessions  1 Instructor  LifeForce USA, Inc.



Heartsaver Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Automated External Defibrillation (AED)-On Campus

(Ages 16+) 

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course consists of the following skills: CPR for adult, child, and infant victims; first aid for conscious and unconscious choking victims; use of AED; and the use of barrier devices. This course is intended for lay-rescuers, workplace programs, fitness professionals, teachers and coaches, and babysitters, etc. This course fulfills the CPR/AED requirement of Personal Training Certification.

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for 2 years.

NCEME-CS / cost: $105

Dates  Jul 18 Time 6:30-10:00pm

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc.



The ASHI Basic First Aid helps students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Covers various sudden injuries, sudden illness, and environmental emergencies in the course.

Certification is valid for 2 years from course completion date.



The ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens Program is intended for individuals who are trained as a CPR and/or First Aid Provider, or have an identified job classification in which there are tasks or procedures that increase the risk to bloodborne pathogens.

There are no prerequisites for taking this program.

Certification is valid for 1 year from course completion date.

NCHSC-CS011-01 / cost: $95 

Dates  Apr 13 Time 6:30-8:00pm 

Sessions 1 Instructor LifeForce USA, Inc. 



Registration for Summer 2022 courses begins on April 1

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