Curwensville, Pa 

Rescue Hose & Ladder Company

The Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Training Center boasts at 100% NREMT Psychomotor Pass Rate for EMT Education. 

Emergency Medical Responder

  • Emergency Medical Responder is a course that teaches lifesaving skills such as CPR, bleeding control and airway management.  These courses are usually 56-70 hours in duration. You must be at least 16 years of age. You can then certify by successfully completing the National Registry of EMTs exam which includes both a skills and computer exam at a Pearson Vue testing center.


Emergency Medical Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician is a course that teaches lifesaving skills such as CPR, bleeding control, airway management, assisted medications, treatment for medical and trauma emergencies, and ambulance operations.  These courses are usually 150-200 hours in duration as well as a field component to treat and assess patients. You must be at least 16 years of age. You can then certify by successfully completing the National Registry of EMTs exam which includes both a skills and computer exam at a Pearson Vue testing center.


Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a course that teaches lifesaving skills such as CPR, bleeding control, advanced airway management, IV’s, medication delivery, treatment for medical and trauma emergencies, and ambulance operations.  These courses are usually 300 hours in duration as well at field component to treat and assess patients. You must be at least 18 years of age. You can then certify by successfully completing the National Registry of EMTS exam which includes both a skills and computer exam at a Pearson Vue testing center.

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EMS CERTIFICATION COURSES

The Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Training Center operates a very successful EMS Certification program in Central Pennsylvania.  The faculty of the Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Training Center consists of experienced educators, experienced prehospital providers, registered nurses, and emergency physicians.  


Over the past 40 years, the development of Emergency Medical Services Systems has significantly improved the quality of care provided to victims of injury or illness in the out-of-hospital setting.  The Rescue Hose and Ladder Training Center has developed an educational program for Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs),Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs), which prepares graduates to meet the increasing demands of out-of-hospital care, and prepares them for future training as EMS professionals and other healthcare providers.

Professionals in the field of emergency medicine have developed the RHL Training Center EMS Programs to provide students with the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills and values necessary to function as an entry-level medical professional.  Throughout the programs, students receive instruction in the art and science of emergency medicine through lecture, lab, and clinical education in the hospital and field. The curriculum involves students in these components of education concurrently. This enables EMS Certification students to master theory and practical applications quickly and effectively. 

The didactic material provides the foundation for understanding the purpose and objectives of clinical treatments.  This philosophy provides the rationale for the development of a comprehensive classroom curriculum.  RHL Training Center maintains an extensive array of training manikins, models and equipment specifically for the practice of the psychomotor skills involved in providing quality patient care.   The Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Training Center also takes advantage of the latest technology for educational purposes, such as learning softwares and  

The Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Training Center Course of Study meets or exceeds all of the minimum national and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania training requirements. Upon graduation from the program, the students will be eligible take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians applicable examinations.