August 2015 NewsFlash

New EMT Training Program Will Begin In August

Beginning next month Northampton Community College and Pocono Medical Center (PMC) will team up to odder national registry emergency technician (EMT) training in Monroe County. The Organizations are working together to meet the need for additional full- and part-time personnel for area ambulance squads and to help individuals involved in responding to medical emergencies in schools, workplaces, and the communities we serve.

Classes will meet from 6:30-9:30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from August 12 through December 15. There will also be nine Saturday sessions from 8-4. The state exam is scheduled for December 20.

Instructors will Provide lectures and hands-on training in the evaluation and treatment of the sick and injured , including patient assessment, CPR, airway management, patient immobilization and lifting, and best practices for handling background check, and FBI criminal background check, Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance , a physical examination and urine drug screening.

Tuition is $990 and includes the textbook, free access to online tests, a uniform shirt , a CPR pocket mask and malpractice insurance. Class size will be limited to 18 ensure quality instruction and personal attention to prepare students for local and national certification exams.

The program will be open to individuals 16 years of age and older who are already involved in emergency medical care or who are interested in moving into the medical field. There will be a free information session for people interested in learning more about the class and the work of EMT's from 6:30-8:30 P.m. on July 23 in Room 201 Of Kapp Hall At Northampton Community College's Monroe Campus at 2411 Route &15, Tannersville.

Northampton has offered EMT training in Northampton County for more than 30 years.

"Pocono Medical Center is very excited to partner with Northampton to offer this training to our emergence medical technicians right here in our community," says Geoffery Toche, director of community outreach and government relations at PMC. "The emergency medical technicians serve the community are truly our everyday heroes and we are pleased to partner with such a great educational institution like Northampton Community College that values offering vital educational opportunities close to home.

Individuals interested may visit Or to learn more about other EMS events and classes.

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