Welcome to the World Scout League. Here you will discover a resource that is invaluable to those interested in sports health, medicine and the pursuit of becoming an Emergency Medical Technician. My name is Garrett Madison and I went through the process of becoming an EMT over 8 years ago and have since been working as a firefighter EMT, working at sports stadiums with sports physicians, and teaching EMT courses on the side. I grew up in a home where my father was an emergency room physician and learned a lot about the medical profession before I even graduated from high school. One of the things I learned early on is I didn’t want to be a doctor but there were many other careers in the medical industry from which I could choose that suited my personality. Some of the things you’ll learn here on the site is more than just my personal journey. I will help you step by step in the process until you can reach your goal in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician and learn to work in a setting you enjoy. Also, feel free to sign up to my personal mailing list to receive a free ebook that simplifies the entire process and will take you step by step in the most convenient way possible. The information you’ll find in my free ebook will save you from a huge amount of time and prevent you from making costly mistakes when preparing for your EMT training. Part of my ebook also covers becoming an EMT and other professions with which those skills can be applied. So, if you’re already an EMT and you’re looking for a career change, such as working with a sports team, there are some ideas in there that you may not have considered in the past. Ultimately it is my goal to enrich my profession and prepare others in a way that will make them proficient life saving practitioners. One day I know that someone who reads this blog may take care of me or someone in my family who is suffering from a life threatening health event and I want to be sure that whoever responds first to the call is capable of making the right decisions and skilled in the required procedures.
When looking for the right EMT program it is important to familiarize yourself with the prerequisites of each school. Not all the schools have the same prerequisites and so finding out what courses and certifications are the most common prior to entering the program is key to not wasting time and money. Most EMT programs will want you to take BLS certification, ACLS certification, and PALS certification prior to even starting the courses. Fortunately ACLS online along with the others can now be taken quickly over the Internet. Before students had to sign up and attend a course that usually occupied an entire weekend. ACLS online certification is usually completed in about two hours. BLS certification can actually be earned at the same time as ACLS online certification because it is the basic course within the specialty subset. PALS certification online does however require its own time and study which lasts about two hours in and of itself. As mentioned before my free ebook goes into depth about each step required to become an EMT and the best way to go about it. If you’re looking for an all in one resource you’ve found it. Its as simple as tying in your email address above. After reading my ebook if you have any questions feel free to contact me by email. I’m always trying to be attentive to my readers needs and questions. I do stay busy teaching live courses for EMTs and I do work as a firefighter so it may take a few days for me to respond but I promise I’ll do my best to get back with you. Thanks for showing interest and I hope you enjoy the free ebook.