What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic?

Emergency medical technicians (EMT) receive approximately 150 hours of initial training in basic life support practices. These include providing patients with oxygen when needed, acquiring vital sign measurements, managing injuries, and providing CPR.

Paramedics provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care and receive approximately one year, 1700 hours, of training to achieving national certification. Paramedic training includes approximately 700 hours of classroom education, 300 hours of in-hospital training and experience, and 700 hours of experience working on a medic unit.

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1. Does the City of Baytown have any codes against building a small fire pit in your backyard?
2. Are fireworks legal?
3. Can I burn yard waste?
4. How Can I Schedule a Speaker/Tour/Event/Firehouse Visit?
5. What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic?
6. Why is it necessary for firefighters to break windows and cut holes in a roof?
7. Does it cost me anything when I call 9-1-1 for an emergency?
8. How do I obtain a copy of an incident report?
9. Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
10. My insurance company is looking for the ISO rating, the distance from the nearest fire hydrant and how close I am to the nearest fire station. Can you provide that information?
11. Can I choose the hospital I am transported to?
12. How do the Baytown Firefighters spend their days? Are they just sitting around waiting for emergencies?
13. How may I give paramedics access to my door key if I have a medical emergency?
14. How do I properly dispose of unwanted medications?
15. How can I dispose of used needles or syringes?
16. Will the fire department fill up my swimming pool?