WCTC Gets Ambulance for Emergency Responder Program

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   The Wayne County Technology Center is getting an ambulance! Mrs. Lisa Edwards will be offering students the chance to earn Emergency Management Responder certification beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. She already does an outstanding job teaching EMS skills, and both she and Mrs. Lindsay Statom even took students on a field trip participating in water rescue techniques. What better way to train than with an actual retired ambulance! Jay Burks and other local members of the Wayne County EMS staff have been guest speakers and partnered with the Health Science Department this year.

   Both the ambulance and the locking cot were purchased with funds provided by a SPARC grant. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is a group that works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge and accelerate discovery.

   Prerequisites for the EMR certification include completing Health Science and Anatomy & Physiology as a freshman/sophomore.