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Locals prepare for licensure as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)


November 28, 2018

Instructor Jess Gallus, RN, second from right, helps EMT students (l-r) Mike Miller, Taryn Schmitt and Tristan Mills place a LUCAS device on a mannikin during a practice session dealing with cardiac arrest. Miller and Schmitt are two of four students from Chinook in the 180-hour EMT class being taught by members of the Blaine I ambulance crew. After successfully completing the class students will take the licensure exam to become Emergency Medical Technicians and become members of the ambulance crew.

Blaine I, the ambulance crew that serves the Chinook area, started a planned 180-hour class to license new Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). The class began the first week of November and meets two nights per week, with one weekend meeting each month. Facilitators teaching the class say the program will be completed in mid-February. The course is a combination of lectures, audio-visual presentations, text book readings and lots of skills practice.

Blaine I leaders said earlier that with an estimated four current crew members planning to leave the ambulance crew in the next year, it wa...

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