Continuing Education

There are several ways to begin your career in EMS. Many people entering this field begin as a member of a volunteer fire department. Others begin by taking an Emergency Medical Technician Course. Courses are taught at different locations throughout Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Jamestown Community College
Office of Continuing Education
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown NY 14701
*Courses held twice a year.

SUNY Fredonia
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia NY 14063
*Courses held once a year

Cattaraugus County Health Department
503 Fair Oak Street
Little Valley NY 14755
*Courses held at different times and places throughout the county.

Determine which fire department’s jurisdiction you reside in and contact them directly. Oftentimes firefighters can be found at their stations Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings around 7pm. More information on joining can be found on these websites.

Chautauqua County
Cattaraugus County