Phelps Memorial Hospital's Hoch Center for Emergency Education, in conjunction with Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps, is offering a NYS certified EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician) class, from Sept. 3, 2014, through March 19, 2015. Course lectures will be held at SVAC headquarters (5 Weaver Street, Scarsdale) and practical skills labs will be held at the Hoch Center at Phelps Hospital (755 North Broadway, Suite 200, Sleepy Hollow). Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and approximately one Sunday per month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The class is open to the public (must be 18 years or older, as of the course's final NYS exams on March 14 and 19, 2015). There are no prerequisites to enroll. The cost of the class is $725. However, the class is being offered free of charge to current and prospective SVAC members and Scarsdale volunteer firefighters. Tuition will also be funded for other volunteers or employees of a registered or certified EMS agency upon attaining the EMT-B certification. Upon completion of the class, participants will be graded on a NYS practical skills exam and a NYS written exam. Successful completion of these exams will earn participants a NYS EMT-B certification, valid for three years. It is anticipated that the same course will be offered again, from January-May 2015. For further information about the Sept. course, including a full schedule of class dates, times and topics, please call the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at 914-366-3577 or SVAC at 914-722-2288. You may also visit SVAC's website at, where the course syllabus is posted online. Pre-registration is required at or by calling 914-366-3698.