EMT Graduates

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at South Florida State College (SFSC) conferred 15 Applied Technology diplomas during a ceremony held on Wednesday, May 2 in the SFSC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. 

Eric Bidlack, Danielle Brouillet, Cory Compton, Xiara Cristiansen, Lazaro Gonzalez, William Kingston, Tara Lowder, Paige McNew, Ralph Meeks, Ashley Mingo, Wyatt Montgomery, Justin Newman, Francisco Olivero Jr., Joseph Romanik, and Cecil Williams completed the 16 weeks of training, or 300 contact hours, in the program. 

Graduates receiving special awards were Williams for Best in Lab; Montgomery for Highest Academic GPA; and Bidlack for Most Heart, for his compassion and determination. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the Florida EMT State Board Exam. 

EMTs function as part of an emergency rescue and transportation team by responding to emergency calls through a dispatch system, operating emergency vehicles safely, assessing scenes of accidents or illnesses, setting priorities for treating patients based on their degree of illness or injury, providing pre-hospital emergency care to treat trauma, shock, wounds, and other medical issues. 

For more information about SFSC’s EMT program and other Emergency Medical Services programs, visit southflorida.edu or call 863-784-7272.