SHIAWASSEE COUNTY students in the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Health Science Academy II program recently celebrated completion of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Twenty Shiawassee County students participated in the year-long program to prepare for the National Registry Basic EMT Certification exam. Students completed classroom hours, along with work-based learning (clinicals) to gain skills required to work in the emergency medical system. Along with Owosso Memorial Healthcare and Owosso Public Safety (Owosso Fire Department), students completed hours in the emergency room and pre-hospital services (ride-alongs).
Students who have met the Michigan Department of Community Health and Human Services – EMS and Trauma Services requirements and successfully pass their EMT Certification exam will be eligible to apply for their State of Michigan licensure.
Shown during the program graduation ceremony are (front row, from left) graduates Hope Bauman, Jayla Franzel-Hernandez, Cora Lynn, McKenna Davis, Miranda Marshall, Isabel Fults, Jelayne Lighthill, Megan Demerly, Hailey Lane, Gabrielle Wilson and Gabrielle Morton, along with (back row, from left) Health Science Academy instructor Jamie George; graduates Cameron Pherson, Callie Kendrick, Elizabeth Seely, Whitney Barnett, Mariah Dunkin, Jared Gasper, Dakota VanKuren and Sam Marcotte; EMT instructor Steve Chapko, Physician Director Dr. K.D. Edwards and Kathy Wahl, Director Division of EMS and Trauma, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.