Complete EMT Courses in Staten Island, NY

When you have a passion for helping others and are looking for a fulfilling career, then training as an emergency medical technician is a fine path for you. The Training Institute for Medical Emergencies and Rescue offers comprehensive EMT courses in Staten Island, NY, providing both primary and refresher EMT training as well as CPR and first aid classes. Our introductory course is ideal for individuals looking to begin their EMT career, while the refresher course is for professionals that need to recertify. Contact us to learn more about the EMT classes we offer and let us help you start a new and exciting medical career.

Training Developed on Experience

All of our classes are taught by seasoned professionals that have years of practical, in-field experience. We will teach you the real-world skills and techniques that EMTs need while working every day. With our courses, you will be well-equipped to pass your NYS certification exams as well as perform your duties as an emergency medical technician. So, whether you are looking to start an in-demand, fulfilling career or you need a refresher to retain your certification, trust our team to provide you with the courses you need.

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About Our Company

TIMER was started in 1980 by Monte Posner. We were originally a loosely knit group of REMSCO instructors before NYS started its official instructor curriculum.

Our faculty have experience teaching emergency courses on Staten Island, southern Brooklyn, and other areas of New York.


In Demand Job

Traumatic and medical accidents happen everywhere at unexpected times. EMTs are in demand.

Diverse Opportunities

EMT training can open many doors. You can find work on an ambulance, as a firefighter, in ski patrol, and more.

Helping People

Working as an EMT is a rewarding way to make a living.

Professional Level Certification

Having an EMT certification on your resume will impress recruiters. It is a positive item to include for potential employers.

Build Solid Life Skills

You can apply this knowledge to your own adventures and be ready for other emergencies.

Our Team


Monte Posner

Executive Director

Monte began his Emergency Medical Services career in 1975 as a founding member of the former Canarsie Volunteer Ambulance Corp in Brooklyn NY. He became an EMT instructor in 1980 when he founded TIMER.

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Mike Fiore

Michael Fiore

Clinical Coordinator

Mike began his EMS career in March of 1996 as a New York State Certified First Responder.

In June 1998, Mike graduated TIMER and became a NYS EMT.


Larry E. Teatum

Testing Coordinator

L.E. Teatum is currently a NYS EMT, and has been since 1979. He has been a NYS RN since 1981. He has also been an adjunct professor of Behavioral Health Nursing for Kingsborough Community College since 2011.


Christopher Caputo


After graduating from TIMER in 2004, Christopher began working as an intern instructor, working his way up to a NYS Certified Lab Instructor. Currently he works as the Lead EMT for Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital.

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Troy jackson

Troy Jackson


Troy Jackson has been an EMT since 1989 and an instructor since 1991. He is a CLI, First Aid, and CPR instructor.

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jim Donnelly

Jim Donnelly


Jim Donnelly has been an EMT since 1990. He worked for the former Bailey Seton Hospital and currently works for Richmond University Medical Center.

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Gal Tal


Gal’s interest in the field started in the mid 90’s when he was first certified in CPR and first aid. He later became a student and certified through TIMER.


Rosanne Giovansanti


Rosanne Giovansanti started her EMS career originally in 1990 as a member of NYPD Auxiliary Emergency Services Unit Patrol Boro Staten Island.


Gary Chin


Gary Chin became a NYS certified EMT in 2011, Gary has remained with TIMER as an instructor, and a member of Volunteer Heart Ambulance.

Contact us today.

Enrolment is first come first served with application

Upcoming Courses

Why work With Us

EMT course Training since 1986

Quality Education

Instructor with many years of EMS experience

Many successful Alumni – including Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and EMS Supervisors and Administrators.

High rate of success on the NYS Exam

Reasonable Tuition Price


Complete the Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification, including affirmation regarding criminal convictions
Successfully complete an approved New York State EMT-B or AEMT course
Achieve a passing score on the practical and written certification examinations
Must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the month in which they are scheduled to take the written certification examination
Knowledge and Skills required show need for high school or equivalent education
Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions

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