The NREMT-Intermediate class, simply known as the "I-Class," is an in-house class offered to our firefighters that possess the desire to become an Attendant in Charge (AIC). The AIC is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Intermediate or Paramedic that carries the responsibility of providing the highest level of basic and advanced medical treatment to our citizens. Upon completion, the EMT-I course will allow graduates to sit for the National Registry of EMTs Intermediate Exam. This course exceeds the requirements for EMT Intermediate Certification as set forth by the Virginia Office of EMS, and involves over 500 hours of required training.
Intermediate Program Skills
The Intermediate program consists of classroom, practical skill stations, and hospital and field ride time on Norfolk Fire Rescue's ambulances. Firefighters must pass an in-house final exam before being allowed to undertake the National Registry exam. Once certified by the State of Virginia as EMT-I providers, firefighters must then complete additional field time under the oversight of a Field Training Instructor (FTI).
Once the FTI determines that the candidate is ready to function on their own, they are sent through mock and formal oral boards with Training Center staff and Norfolk's Operational Medical Director. Only after completing all of these strenuous requirements, will a member be allowed to function at this advanced level of medical certification.