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Blaine I Ambulance to offer Emergency Medical Training (EMT) course this fall


September 5, 2018

Blaine I ambulance crew members are shown practicing their lifesaving skills related to a cardiac event during a continuing education program. A class to certify new Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) is planned to start this fall. An informational meeting to learn more about the process to become an EMT and specifics of the new class is set for Wednesday evening, September 12, 7pm at the Chinook Fire Hall.

Blaine I, the ambulance crew based in and serving the Chinook area, plans to offer a basic Emergency Medical Training (EMT) course starting in the fall. Those who complete the 180 hour in-class program will qualify to take the state licensure exam.

Asked why the course was being offered, Dan Friede said, "Like any small community, there is a need for volunteers to serve on the ambulance crew. Looking ahead we know of at least four current crew members who will be retiring within the next year and a half. It's important to get some new members trained, licensed and give them time to gain exp...

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