Comprehensive EMT Training – Staten Island, NY

Training as an emergency medical technician is an incredible and fulfilling opportunity for anyone passionate about helping others. And when it comes to EMT training in Staten Island, NY, we are the only name you need to remember. Count on the Training Institute for Medical Emergencies and Rescue (TIMER) for both primary and refresher EMT courses as well as First Aid and CPR classes. Our introductory course is perfect for anyone looking to begin their EMT career, and our refresher course is ideal for

Contact us today for more information about our courses. We look forward to helping you start or grow a fulfilling medical career.

Training Developed Through Experience

Our classes are taught by seasoned professionals with years of practical, in-the-field experience. Rely on us to teach real-world techniques and skills that EMTs need every day on the job. Our courses provide all the information you need to pass your NYS certification exams and fulfill your responsibilities as an emergency medical technician.

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About Us

TIMER was founded by Monte Posner in 1980. Initially, we were a loosely knit group of REMSCO instructors before NYS launched its official curriculum for instructors. Our faculty members have extensive experience teaching emergency courses in southern Brooklyn, Staten Island, and other areas of New York.

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In-Demand Job

Medical and traumatic accidents happen everywhere at unexpected times. Therefore, EMTs are always in demand.

Diverse Opportunities

EMT training opens many doors. You will find work on ambulances, on ski patrols, as a firefighter, and much more.

Helping People

Working as an EMT is a rewarding way to make a living while positively impacting people’s lives.

Professional-Level Certification

An EMT certification on your resume is sure to impress recruiters and potential employers.

Build Solid Life Skills

EMT skills and knowledge can easily be applied to your own adventures. You will always be prepared for emergencies.

Our Team


Monte Posner

Executive Director

Monte began his career in emergency medical services in 1975 as a founding member of the former Canarsie Volunteer Ambulance Corp in Brooklyn, NY. In 1980, he became an EMT instructor upon founding TIMER.


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Michael Fiore

Clinical Coordinator

Mike’s medical career began in March of 1996 as a New York State-certified first responder. In June 1998, Mike became an NYS EMT upon graduating from TIMER.


Larry E. Teatum

Testing Coordinator

L.E. Teatum has been an NYS EMT since 1979 and an NYS licensed RN since 1981. He has also served as an adjunct professor of behavioral health nursing for Kingsborough Community College since 2011.


Christopher Caputo


After graduating from TIMER in 2004, Christopher started working as an intern instructor, eventually becoming an NYS-certified lab instructor. Currently, he serves as the lead EMT at Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital.

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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 previously 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 EMT field began in the mid-90s when he was first certified in CPR and First Aid. He later became a student and received his certification through TIMER.


Rosanne Giovansanti


Rosanne Giovansanti began her career in 1990 as a member of the NYPD’s Auxiliary Emergency Services Unit Patrol in Staten Island.


Gary Chin


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

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Enrolment is first come, first served with an application.

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TIMER is proud of our many successful alumni, including doctors, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS supervisors and administrators.

NYS EMT Qualifications

Complete the application for emergency medical services certification, including the affirmation regarding criminal convictions.

Successfully complete an approved New York State EMT-B or AEMT course.

Achieve a passing score on the written and practical certification examinations.

Be at least 18 years old by the end of the month in which the written certification examination is scheduled.

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for high school graduation or the equivalent education.

Possess the ability to collaborate with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions.

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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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