Emergency Medical Technician. In the USA, indicates an emergency team member who has an average of 130 hours of training. Is capable of performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), immobilizations using splints and bandages, initial diagnoses (pulse, breathing, body temperature, etc.), and other emergency measures. This qualification can be acquired at schools and hospitals anywhere in the country.

The EMT system was adopted by the US Ministry of Transport in 1966. The paramedic system was introduced in Seattle, Washington, in 1970. As a result, there are two types of teams involved in emergency situations in the US, EMTs and paramedics.