First responder trainings starting soon

Published 4:50 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

A series of online and in-person programs will start in August and September to provide both introductory and advanced training to first responders. The innovative Community Paramedicine class is supported by a GlaxoSmithKline grant in order to engage paramedics in preventative medicine so they can reduce emergency room visits. Call 252-940-6375 to register.

Emergency Medical Technician (Hybrid)

For students with little or no medical experience, this course will introduce you to emergency pre-hospital care. Upon completion of this course, you will be credentialed to provide emergency care at the EMT level and be allowed to take the state credentialing exam. The schedule includes online course components along with weeknight and Saturday sessions. Classes start on August 12 and take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class costs $204.25.

Community Paramedicine 

This course is open to current paramedics with a minimum of one year filed experience and will follow the guidelines established by the Inter­national Board of Specialty Transport as well as guidelines set by NCOEMS when developed. This course is a blended course that has weekly online assignments and will meet two Saturdays for guest lectures and skills review/assessment. Upon completion of this course you should have the base knowledge needed to take and pass the national CP-C exam. The text for this course is “Community Health Paramedicine” by AAOS, ISBN 978-1-284-04096-8. This course starts Sept. 16 and costs $185.

Online Flight Paramedic/Critical Care Review Course

This course covers the material to prep current Paramedics for the FP-C or CCP-C credentialing exam administered through Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification. The course also serves as continuing education credit for current credentialed FP-C, CCP-C, and other critical care providers. This course uses the second edition “Critical Care Transport” by AAOS, ISBN 978-1-284-04099-9. This online course will start August 12 and costs $185.

Online Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. The curriculum for anatomy and physiology meets the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services anatomy and physiology requirement for initial paramedic courses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of A&P. This course is completely online and students are required to register prior to August 19. This course uses the Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions 2nd Edition with the Navigate 2 Advantage Access Code; ISBN 978-1-284-03694-7. It costs $185.

Fire Academy

We will be holding our fifth Fire Academy starting on August 15. There will be a mandatory meeting on August 1 at 7 p.m. in Building 8, room 829 to get all essential paperwork so that we will be able to start on August 15. Classes will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Saturday. Class times are from 6 to 10 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Class size is limited to 20, so register early. For more information or to start the registration process, please contact Johnny Williams, director of fire and emergency management training, at 252-940-6363 or