Tucker County has a new class of students who are investing their time and talent in seeking to join an elite group of highly-skilled Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Class members, taught by Lynda Gray and Tom Klus with guest presenters, began September 4 and will finish their 155-hour course in November. The course, which bears significant costs in mandated textbooks and fees for students, was partially funded by private donors.
A life-line for every community, and especially critical for locations remote to hospitals and trauma centers. According to the WV Office of Emergency Medical Services, the EMT performs all of the duties as the First Responder, and in addition, can perform the full gamut of West Virginia Basic Life Support (BLS) and can transport patients to the hospital or care center. An EMT can serve as attendant-in-charge on class A (rapid response) and B (Basic Life Support transport).