Program Information

The College of Marin Fire Technology program consists of two courses:

FIRE 215 – Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)


FIRE 112 – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


FIRE 120A and FIRE 120B EMT Refresher Courses
Hours scheduled separately from the course with instructor

FIRE 120A-35 hour refresher

FIRE 120B- 70-hour refresher

Each course runs a full semester and cannot be taken concurrently. Additionally, FIRE 215-EMR must be taken prior to registering for FIRE 112-EMT. EMR and EMT are both offered in the Fall and Spring semesters and EMR is the only course offered during the summer.

Fire 215-EMR has no prerequisite and no documentation required

Fire 112-EMT has a prerequisite of FIRE 215-EMR and does have required documentation


Fire 112 EMT Requirements

Students must have current certifications before starting the Fire 112 course.

There are three ways to satisfy this requirement:

Option 1: COM offers Fire Tech 215 Advanced First Aid/First Responder (completion of this course satisfies requirements to enroll in FIRE 112)

Option 2: Successful completion of a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course for First Aid AND current American Heart Association CPR certification for Adult/Child/Infant with AED for Healthcare Providers (also known as BLS)


Option 3: Current or previous EMT-1, EMT-2 or EMT-P are accepted: if expired, the instructor will need to approve you for either a full recert or just additional hours.


If you have questions regarding satisfying the First Aid/CPR requirements, please contact our office at (415) 457-8811 ex8235.

Current or previous EMT-1, EMT-2 or EMT-P are accepted: if expired, the instructor will need to approve you for either a full recert or just additional hours.


Certificate and NREMT Registration

To receive your Certificate of Completion for the Fire Tech 112 course you will need to provide the Health Science Office with the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Social Security Number

To be eligible for NREMT Registration you will need to complete the following:

  1. Fire Tech 112 course
  2. Registration with NREMT to receive an Authorization to Test for National EMS Certification.

An "Authorization to Test," (ATT) declares a candidate eligible to take an NREMT exam within 90 days of issuance.  The following must occur before an ATT is generated:

  1. The candidate must create and complete an application
  2. The program director (and/or State Director if applicable) must sign off on the application indicating completion of course
  3. The candidate must pay for the exam.

With the implementation of this new policy, candidates who do not complete their cognitive examination prior to the expiration date will be required to complete a new application, including payment of the application fee. 

Candidates should pay close attention to the update in the policy as no refunds will be issued for an expired ATT regardless of the method of payment.

To avoid having an expired ATT, candidates should wait to pay for their exam until they are prepared to schedule and take the exam within the specific 90 day period.

Generally accepted payment methods for the exam include credit card, money order or voucher payment.  Please keep in mind that vouchers may be purchased through NREMT website and may be used up to 12 months after issuance.

Please refer to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website for additional information on this policy.