Based on talking to a number of EMTs my view of their role might be summed up as: providing on the spot treatment for life saving, stabilizing then prepping a patient to be handed off to a full service medical facility.
In the prepper/shtf/WROL scenario there will be no medical facility to hand off to. So the route I am pursuing is training geared for a wilderness environment. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) skills can apply in any location whether back country or during an earthquake because we may have to wait hours, days or even weeks for help from EMTs or Paramedics. Maybe we'd never receive help. I took the first step to improving my skills and signed up for the excellent Wilderness Medical Institute course offered under the umbrella of the National Outdoor Leadership School, or NOLS. Successful completion of the course earns you the WMI certification for WFA which also includes meeting the training standards for administering EPIPens (epinephrine auto-injectors) in California. Eventually I hope to build on the WFA skills by taking the 10 day Wilderness EMT course.
Here is an outline of the 16 hour WFA course:
Learn how to administer first aid in a wilderness context.
The Patient Assessment System
Creating evacuation plans and wilderness emergency procedures
Spinal cord injuries
Wilderness wound management
The Medical Patient
I've renewed this course once and will have to see how the Covid-19 pandemic plays out for this year.
I have a bunch of pictures from the course at my blog that are not GIFs so I can't easily share them here.
What are you doing for training?