Hi Guys, I live in Australia where we don't have EMT's so I was wondering what the role, responsibilities and clinical skills for EMT's are. Where I live all Ambulances are crewed by 2 paramedics. Paramedic training is now a university degree course only and takes 3 years to complete. You then have a period of clinical probation when you gain employment with the ambulance service. We also have Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedics who have performed further study and training and work as a single unit to assist the 2 person road crews. Paramedics can administer various drugs and MICAs can perform chest decompressions and cric's. I'm intersted to know what it is like in the USA.