Emergency Medical Classes
Cattaraugus County EMS is the CFR and EMT New York State Course Sponsor in the county. This means that we coordinate and sponsor all CFR and EMT original and refresher training in Cattaraugus County. Questions about and sign-ups for all CFR and EMT courses should be directed to the Office of Emergency Services by calling Robert Kuhn, County EMS Coordinator at (716) 938-2244.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) classes we offer:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Original and Refresher
Certified First Responder (CFR) Original and Refresher
American Heart Association Courses:
- Health Care Provider CPR
- Heart Saver CPR
- First Aid
Links to EMS Course Prerequisite Training:
Important EMS Course Information:
CME Program Information:
An informational meeting on the County CME program will was held on July 15, 2015 19:00 at the Great Valley Fireman's Club House in Great Valley. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the CME program and its requirements, discuss enrollment paperwork and answer any questions providers & agencies may have. Anyone that wasunable to attend the meeting, but may questions should contact the Office of Emergency Services
Also added to the schedule is a core Hour Training Course. Core Hours are a required educational piece of the CME program. This "short duration CME course" will be begin on July 29 at the EOC and be held 2 Wednesdays a month until December 16th.
Currently certified EMTs with a certification expiring March 31, 2016 or later are welcome to enroll in this course. If you are currently expired, or expire prior to March 31, you will need to complete a traditional refresher course.
In addition to attending the Core Hour course you must also complete 46 non-core CME hours 60 days prior to your certification expiring. Any CME earned between the last time you achieved certification up until your submission deadline can count towards your non core CME hours. If you are unsure if you can meet the deadlines, please contact Emergency Services.
Also, individuals wishing to attend this course should check with their agency Officer to see if the agency is going to enroll in the CME program. Providers can not recertify through the CME program if their agency has not enrolled.