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The Star of Life, a global symbol of the emergency medical service
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Learning to evacuate an injured person

The emergency medical technician (EMT) is a job where a person works on an ambulance and takes care of sick and hurt people. EMTs long ago were called "ambulance drivers," since much of the work is to bring people to an emergency room. The other main duty is first aid including:


In the United States, each state decides what their EMTs can do. Things like the examples in the list above are things that every EMT in every state can do. But each's states treatment protocols - their rules for what their EMTs can do - are different. For example:

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