Membership on the St. John's EMT Squad is offered to CSB/SJU students who are registered with the State of Minnesota at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Level. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level applicants are accepted on a case by case basis. Similarly, advanced level providers (AEMT & Paramedic) are accepted on a case by case basis.
Most of our applicants are recent graduates of the EMT class that is offered on the St. John's campus annually during the Spring Semester. We welcome applications from qualified candidates who have received (or plan to earn) their EMT certifications from other training institutions!
Acceptance into both the class and the squad itself is dependent upon a successful application and interview process. The class is offered with the intention of "feeding" the ranks of the EMT squad. The size of the squad is flexible but is typically capped at approximately 20 individuals. For this reason, not every applicant can be accepted regardless of acceptance into the EMT class at St. John's.
Membership on the EMT Squad requires working closely with both the St. John's Life Safety department and the St. John's Fire Department. It is a substantial commitment in both time and energy.