What is the difference between an EMT and Paramedic?

The difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Paramedic is a matter of training. A Paramedic goes through more training and can provide a higher level of emergency care than an EMT. A Paramedic is an EMT. There are different levels of EMT training; EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic, and Licensed Paramedic. Each level requires more training than the prior.

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1. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
2. Why do I get a fire engine when I called 911 for an ambulance?
3. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
4. What is the difference between an EMT and Paramedic?
5. Does the Fire Department have a privacy policy that protects patient information?
6. How does 911 know of permanent medical conditions or hazard at my address?