EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Resume Sample & Job Description

Updated on: April 16, 2023

Emergency medical technicians or EMTs assist the public in emergencies such as accidents, fires, strokes, and distress.

They are responsible for ensuring that they reach the scene of the emergency promptly so that any further potential harm does not occur.

EMTs respond to calls from 911 operators and are required to arrive on the scene in a timely fashion. They ensure that victims or patients are given First Aid or CPR so that they are in a condition to be moved to a hospital.

Once an emergency medical technician has made sure that the patient is well enough to travel, he or she makes arrangements to place the patient on a stretcher or backboard and assists in transporting them to the hospital. In most cases,

EMTs travel to the scene of a crime or accident in an ambulance. In severe cases, they also travel in helicopters.

Once an EMT has delivered the patient to a trauma department, it is up to him or her to provide accurate information to the medical staff on duty.

The following is a sample resume for candidates who are applying for the Emergency Medical Technician position.

See also: EMT Cover Letter Sample

Sample Resume for EMT Position

Coy Dante
Huntington, WV
(000) 659-9991

Emergency Medical Technician

Extremely motivated and energetic EMT with a sound background in quickly responding to emergency calls. Proven ability to assess the victim’s condition and determine a course of treatment instantly. Uses medical transport procedures and equipment efficiently to keep patients safe during transportation. Compassionate and driven; follows prescribed protocols to perform advanced emergency care. Working knowledge of advanced medical procedures and on-site emergency protocols.

• Current EMT licensure in the state of West Virginia
• Current CPR and BLS

• Trauma and environmental emergencies
• Suctioning, vitals, trach replacement
• EKGs, external defibrillators, and bag-valve-mask resuscitators
• Meal preparation and feeding
• Examination and screening
• OSHA, hazard communications, and safety training methods
• Microsoft Office Products

• Accomplished success in assisting an accident victim in critical condition by providing quality and timely first aid and saving her life.
• Promoted from a desk job in the facility to an EMT position within six months of working at the position following excellence in assisting paramedics in emergencies.


Envision Healthcare, Huntington, WV
March 2012 – Present
Emergency Medical Technician
• Administer first aid treatment to accident victims
• Provide life support care to heart attack patients
• Assess the nature of the illness and devise a plan of care on an immediate basis
• Coordinate activities with other paramedics
• Prepare patients for transport and manage transportation in a safe manner
• Train new hires in managing emergency procedures effectively
• Drive emergency vehicles as and when required

Envision Healthcare, Huntington, WV | Dec 2010 – Mar 2012
Emergency Dispatcher
• Took emergency telephone calls
• Dispatched emergency personnel as and when needed
• Assessed the nature of the call to determine the type of emergency
• Provide emotional support to callers to solicit location information from them

Diploma: CITY SCHOOL, Huntington, WV – 2005

• Demonstrated ability to react calmly in stressful situations
• Thorough understanding of infection control procedures
• Exceptional communication and soliciting skills

EMT Job Roles, Responsibilities, and Duties for Resume

  • Respond to calls from 911 operators and rush to the scene of an accident or crime.
  • Help in resuscitating patients on the scene in a bid to make them stable enough to travel to a hospital.
  • Provide medical assistance such as dressing wounds and administering CPR and First Aid.
  • Promptly and correctly analyze patients’ physical situations to determine the course of treatment.
  • Perform measures to stop or control excessive bleeding and prevent shock and spinal damage.
  • Attempt to keep patients’ conditions stable as much as possible especially en-route to the hospital.
  • Perform assistance in transferring patients to emergency or trauma units inside hospitals.
  • Help in calming down families by providing them comfort and limited information.
  • Create patient reports and provide necessary information to the medical staff at hospitals.
  • Manage decontamination of the interior of the ambulance, especially in the event of carrying a patient who may have a contagious disease.