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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Training and Orientation Program (TOP) - Cadet (PRH 202)

Course Category: 
Time requirements vary depending upon background of class participants. Instructional time listed below does not include refresher time or EVOC time. Credit is recommended for EVOC separately. Cadet-TOP (for new graduates of the FDNY-EMS sponsored EMT course): 97.5 hours (13 days).
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
January 1984 - October 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare a standardized patient care report; discuss the role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job; properly use and care for emergency equipment; operate safely at track rescues; identify, discuss, and function under multiple casualty incident conditions; categorize, treat, and transport a patient at the scene of a multi-casualty incident; recognize unsafe conditions at the scene of all calls and make proper decisions to ensure personnel safety; transfer, lift, and transport patients in all types of carrying devices; take necessary blood borne pathogens precautions; recognize and identify hazardous materials or potentials thereof; use the proper techniques of infectious waste disposal and personal protection in cases of known and unknown communicable diseases; identify and discuss Right to Know Law and how it operates; and apply and function under the operating guide procedures.


This program is designed to provide a bridge between training programs and work in the field, as well as an orientation to FDNY-EMS policies and procedures. Topics include: Program orientation; medical-legal, patient assessment; vital signs; anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular emergencies; respiratory anatomy and physiology; respiratory emergencies; soft tissue injuries; shock and MAST; head, neck, and spine injuries; chest, abdomen, and groin injuries; communicable and infectious disease control procedures; extremity trauma; medical emergencies; ambulance operations; patient care documentation and history taking; domestic violence; environmental emergencies; critical incident stress management; trauma intervention; stress and burnout; behavioral emergencies; triage (simple triage and rapid treatment); IV maintenance; emergency medical action plan; multiple casualty incidents; track safety; hazardous materials awareness; blood borne pathogens; AIDS and HIV awareness; on-scene personnel safety; pediatric emergencies; OB/GYN lifts and carries; kinematics; EMT-Defibrillation; critical trauma care; airway maintenance and oxygen therapy; history taking; FDNY-EMS operating guide procedures; communications orientation; special operations; respiratory fit testing; Right to Know; personnel and union representatives issues. Prerequisite: Employment with FDNY-EMS as a New York State certified EMT.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences or Emergency Health Sciences (3/96) (10/01 revalidation).