Paramedic Class - 2023 Applicants

PLEASE SEE NEW A&P PRE-COURSE WORK REQUIREMENT 

Dear Applicant:

Frankfort Fire and EMS’s Paramedic Program is a certificate program only. College credit, up to 38 hours, will be awarded upon successful completion and acquisition of your National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) paramedic certificate and all requirements set-forth by Gateway Community and Technical College.

Frankfort Fire and EMS’s Paramedic Program will begin 4/4/23. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 0900-1600. They will be held in the City of Frankfort Training Center, 105 Bridge Street, in Frankfort. Didactic and Clinical rotations tentatively will be completed 5/21/24. Capstone Field Internship should be completed within six (6) months from classroom graduation.

The cost of the Program is $6500.00

   1) Tuition cost covers the following course items:

a. All course text books

b. ACLS, ITLS, and PALS certification and card Fees

c. Platinum Student account Fees

d. Two (2) Program Polo Shirts

e. 10 Panel Drug Screen

f. Course ID card

g. Hospital specific required background check

h. Cost of student search on the OIG-HHS Exclusion Database and the United States General Services Administration Exclusion Database

2) Tuition cost DOES NOT cover the Following additional fees:

a. National Registry testing fees

b. State testing Fees

c. State Background checks

d. Initial State licensure fee

e. Any required immunizations

f. Pre-course physical

g. Liability Insurance

h. Course extension/remediation fees

Upon notification of acceptance students will be required to furnish a non-refundable deposit of one half (1/2) of the tuition with a completed application packet three (3) weeks prior to the first day of class which is 4/4/23. These are due 3/14/23. The remaining tuition may be paid in installments; however, full course tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of Module 9 (Medical Emergencies II) which is 11/30/23. Students who fail to settle financial obligation by the deadline will be allowed to continue to attend didactic course work only, all clinical/field experience and field internships will be suspended until student financial obligations are fulfilled. If obligations remain unsatisfied by the end of the didactic portion of the class 5/21/24, student will be removed from the program. No re-admittance will be allowed.

Students that are sponsored by an agency will be asked to sign an Informed Consent for Sharing Academic Information. The student has the right to refuse to sign this consent. The sponsoring agency will be given a copy of the signed document or informed of the student refusal.

Students that withdraw from the Program within the first two weeks of class will be refunded any monies above the non-refundable ½ of the tuition deposit. This date is April 18, 2023.

Students may voluntarily withdraw from the program at any time upon submitting written notification to the Program Director. Students who withdraw from the program are not considered to have successfully completed the program.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from the program, prior to Module 6 (Cardiology I 8/22/23, may be subject to receiving a tuition refund. Tuition refunds (total tuition paid minus (-) the nonrefundable deposit of one half (1/2) of the tuition) will be prorated monthly up until this module. Once Module 6 (Cardiology I) begins all monies paid to the program will be forfeited and students will not receive any tuition refund upon withdrawal.

Students who are expelled from the program, regardless of course duration, paid tuition will be forfeited, and students will not receive any tuition refund.

In order to be eligible for entry into this course, the student must be eighteen years old, and have the following complete and on file: Starred items are needed immediately for consideration into the class. (No later than 3/20/23)

• A background check from every state of residence in the last five years at time of application to test for paramedicine. This will be accomplished through KBEMS web site.

• High School Diploma or GED **

• Current Kentucky EMT card ** (If you are a National Registry EMT, you can apply to become a Kentucky certified EMT. If you do not hold a National Registry or KY EMT certification, you must obtain these for admittance into class)

• Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card **

• Kentucky Driver’s License **

• Physical examination within last 6 months to include a current TB skin test or bloodwork**

• Health record verification of: (Most of these are on your baby shot record) These will be required BEFORE you can begin any clinical rotations.

• Three Hepatitis B injections or a hepatitis B antibody titer. You may choose to sign a waiver for these

• Two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) injections or MMR titers

• Physician signed verification of chicken pox or a chicken pox titer (varicella titer) or varicella immunization

• Current Tdap immunization

• Flu shot if applicable

• Hepatitis A or waiver

Other immunizations may be required due to Clinical site requirements. You will be notified upon entry into class.

Testing for entry into this program is a step process:

o Must complete a TABE test at own cost. Attached is an information sheet. Results are due by 2/24/23. A passing score at ninth grade level in reading and math categories is required. It may be taken as many times as you like.

o Sit for a computer-generated examination of basic EMT knowledge at the City of Frankfort Safety Building, 300 West Second Street. A passing score of 70% is required. This will be 2/2/23, 2/7/23. Call or email to schedule. You will need instructions on how to access. mdavis@frankfort.ky.gov Cell 270 719 0797.

o Perform a satisfactory trauma assessment in accordance with the enclosed National Registry Evaluation Sheets. This will be administered on at 105 Bridge Street Please schedule this as well on same date as your written exam.. (Point score added into total score)

o Sit for an Interview with the Selection Committee. This is scheduled for 2/27/23, 2/28/23. You will be notified of your date and time.

Upon completion of the admission components/examinations, each candidate’s score shall be combined to create a total score. An eligibility list, based upon total score from highest to lowest, will be compiled with the top 20 applicants receiving an invite to attend the program.

Prior to 3/28/23, the A&P prerequisite approved by the course, or proof of completion of one semester of collegiate level Anatomy and Physiology must be submitted to the Program Director, Max Davis.

The mission of this Program is to offer an educational experience for EMS and Fire Services. Therefore, sponsored candidates (those candidates whereby the agency will be paying the tuition and insurance) will be given priority over lay individuals. Of the twenty slots, 10 are reserved for FFEMS candidates leaving 10 open slots.

Number of applicants will be limited, therefore, notify Program Director as soon as possible of your intent to test for entry. Deadline for registration is January 31, 2023.

Complete the registration form on this site and forward to Max Davis at mdavis@frankfort.ky.gov or call at 270 719 0797and request a registration form.

A copy of the Course Catalog and the policies are available for your review on our website www.frankfort.ky.gov at Fire and EMS. The Trauma assessment form and registration form is also there. Upon acceptance, a copy will be distributed to you.

Once accepted, you will be required to attend an on line Anatomy and Physiology Overview if you have not met the college pre requisite. Multiple dates will be made available. This is required to attend class before day one. There will be no exceptions and you will forfeit your ½ tuition deposit if not completed.

Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming a paramedic with Frankfort Fire and EMS. We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Max Davis

Program Director

Frankfort Fire and EMS Paramedic Training Program