NREMT Basic Course

June 1 – October 10, 2017

This course is designed to train police, fire, rescue personnel and persons interested in the techniques of prehospital emergency care. The curriculum, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, prepares students for the National Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification examination. Aptitudes for this course are good physical stamina, endurance and body condition that would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying, and balancing patients in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance). Mobility parameters include sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, and twisting. This is a demanding course and requires significant reading, computer skills, and participatory effort by the EMT candidate. Students are required to pass written, computer and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance, hospital and clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry examination.


Oregon Fire Department
100 W. Washington St. Oregon, IL 61061


  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 20/20 vision with correction
  • Normal hearing with correction
  • Sound physique, not possessing any
    infirmity of body or mind, that might
    render you unfit to perform duties.


Medical Director:
Jay MacNeal, DO
Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Centers

EMS Coordinator:
Anthony N. Cellitti, CCEMTP/ATF
MEMS System Coordinator

EMS Educator:
Dana Carr, OSFM/ATF
MEMS System Educator

Registration and cancellation information


The registration fee includes the cost of:

  • Course textbook
  • Course workbook
  • AHA Healthcare textbook
  • National testing fee

Cancellations received up to 7 days before the course starts will receive a full refund only if all textbooks and pre course supplies have been returned unused. Cancellations not in that time period will be prorated on course completed and
cost of student materials. No refunds after midterm.

This course has been approved by IDPH as a provider course and for all EMT levels on an hour-for-hour CEU basis. This course follows the National DOT curriculum.

  • Students must bring a copy of their driver’s license or state ID card, and high school diploma or GED to the first night of class.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students
  • Candidates will be selected as paid applications are received.
  • Registration deadline is Friday, May 19.

For more information
Call Traci O’Connell at (815) 971-6262 or email
Phone registration is not accepted.

Return this form
, along with fee, to:

Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center-Rockford
Attn: Traci O’Connell
2623 Edgemont St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Make checks payable to:
Mercyhealth System

Contact Us


(608) 756-6182

Lake Geneva

(262) 245-2195


(815) 971-6262