RCC to offer EMT training

Staff report

HAMLET – Richmond Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering a 16-week basic training course to prepare students for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Students who complete the EMT basic training class will learn life support, basic patient care and emergency response methods.

EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes. They have the essential skills to help in life-threatening situations, and their education is the foundation for all other levels of provider.

The EMT-Basic classes at RichmondCC will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 28 and running through July 12. A CPR class will also be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

To qualify for the class, participants must be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school or passed a high school equivalency exam. They must also provide a copy of a valid driver’s license and Social Security Card.

There is a $180 registration fee for the class that will be waived for local rescue volunteers.

Other fees all students will be responsible for paying are the $13 insurance fee and cost of the course textbook.

For information or to register for the class, contact Neil Parrisher at 910- 410-1708 or [email protected]

Staff report

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