POMEROY — Medical County Emergency Medical Service held a graduation ceremony for EMT students last week at the Emergency Operations Center.
The Meigs EMT Academy class of nine students completed 18 weeks of training to qualify for graduation.
Director Robert Jacks, Capt. Eric Rock and lead instructor Lt. Jordan Shank addressed the students and their families. An awards ceremony was held followed with a reception for the students and their families.
The academy class completed courses in CPR, management of trauma and cardiovascular medical emergencies, pediatric emergencies, drug overdose, mass casualty and trauma triage.
Chasity Rose received special honors for top academic performance.
The students will be utilized to support both the paid ambulance crews and the volunteer system after completing their state certification and a field training period under the guidance of a veteran EMT paramedic.