MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Career Center Adult Education has announced the graduation of 11 Emergency Medical Technician students. The students completed their training under the new educational standards adopted by the State of Ohio which will go into full effect in September. The new educational standards give the students the ability to start practicing the new standards without having to take a transition or bridge course.
The students only have one more step to be certified by the state and that is the written national exam of which the graduates will take within the next month. Most of the graduating EMT’s will be volunteering in their community to help citizens having medical emergencies such as heart attacks or suffering injuries incurred from auto and farm accidents. They will be able to perform techniques such as giving CPR, assist in reversing allergic reactions, and transmitting information to the hospital for faster treatments of heart attacks and strokes. Many have the desire to continue on with their education and will seek to become paramedics.
The April EMT graduates are: Kevin Suain, Central Ohio Joint Fire District, Centerburg; Sara Thomas-Martinez, College Township Fire and EMS, Gambier; Brian Dickerson, Fredericktown EMS, Fredericktown; Lisa Baker, Bladensburg Fire and EMS, Bladensburg; Bernie Douglas, Fredericktown EMS, Fredericktown; Tim Kuhlman, not affiliated at this time; Jeremy Kuhlman, not affiliated at this time; Joe Linn, Bladensburg Fire and EMS, Martinsburg; Hardy Evans, College Township Fire and EMS, Gambier; Regis Fowler, Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, Howard; Dustin Baker, Bladensburg Fire and EMS, Bladensburg.