How does an emergency medical technician spend a workday?

There is really no such thing as a "typical" workday for an emergency medical technician, but an EMT will usually be on call for a full 24-hour period three to four days a week. During the on call period, he or she can be called to respond to an incident at any hour of the day or night. The part of the day spent not responding to a call is usually spent making sure all equipment is in good order and also updating skills and education. At a moment's notice, the EMT must scramble to provide physical support to injured individuals.