EMT class starts January 4, EMTs in great need locally

Veterans Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Community Solutions, will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon through video conferencing being broadcast from Calmar. This 138-hour course will begin Thursday, January 4 at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW.

Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation.

The class meets two nights per week, Mondays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. each night, plus two Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students who successfully complete this class will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification examination. With this certification, individuals are able to volunteer on their own community’s ambulance service or rescue squad, as well as be prepared for careers in emergency services. Tuition assistance is available to those who meet eligibility requirements. Class size is limited to 20 students.

To register online for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800-728-2256, ext. 399. For more information about local EMT service opportunities, contact Jeff Mitchell, EMS Coordinator at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.
 

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