HGB and Eaton Area EMS coordinate EMT training course at HGB

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in coordination with Eaton Area Emergency Medical Service is now accepting registrations for a fall Emergency Medical Technician Course. This 34-week course begins Thursday, Sept. 4, at HGB.

Emergency medical technicians play a vital role in the pre-hospital response system.  An EMT professional provides life-saving care and treatment. Adults and pediatric assessments, trauma care, medical emergencies, performance of CPR and use of an automated external defibrillation are some of the skills taught. EMTs may serve as partners to firefighters, police officers, 911 dispatchers and more.

This entry-level course can be the beginning to a new career in health care. It offers both emergency department and pre-hospital training opportunities, and access to three EMS stations for clinical experience. Students learn from emergency physicians, nurses, paramedics and current, experienced EMTs.

To be admitted registrants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and no criminal history. They also will be tested on basic reasoning, math, reading and writing skills at the beginning of the course.

A required deposit of $200 is applied toward the course tuition of $825, which includes liability insurance, a course pack and a clinical shirt. In addition, there is a national registry examination fee and State of Michigan fee for licensure and examination.

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings at HGB. For more information or to register, contact Dan Sowles, paramedic, I/C, at dansowles@yahoo.com or (517) 543-1050, ext. 5912.