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AVON PARK, Fla. – Dec. 14, 2017 – Sixteen graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at South Florida State College (SFSC) accepted advanced technical diplomas during a ceremony held Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the SFSC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus.
Keegan Albritton, Erika Bowman, Samuel Cook, Erving Cruz, Donovan Day, Paul Ellis, Brook Green, Dillon Hathaway, Scott Milliken, Louis Rodriguez, Dalton Sloan, Jacob Smith, Loren Sneider, William Taylor, Clayton Waldron, and Richard Wiggins completed 16 weeks of training, or 300 contact hours, in the program.
Cruz received special awards for “Highest GPA for Lecture” and for “Most Heart” for his passion and determination, and for possessing those intangibles that make you a better public servant, according to Richard S. Shepard, program instructor. Richard Wiggins was recognized for “Highest GPA in Lab.”
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 degrees 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 the SFSC website or call 784-7272.