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New EMT's to graduate tonight from "EMT Academy"

New EMT's to graduate tonight from

8 months, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Have trained with Adams County Ambulance Service for two months.

The first enrollees of a training academy set up to help staff the Adams County Ambulance Service will graduate tonight.

The Ambulance Service will graduate a class of eight people tonight at the Adams County Education Facility. That's the old Ellington School at 30th and Lindell in Quincy. The ceremony starts at 6:00 P.M. in the gymnasium. The Adams County Ambulance has struggled with staffing all ambulances for over a year, and a statement says that tonight's graduation will make a significant difference in the Service's ability to provide coverage to all of Adams County. The Ambulance Service started its' first EMT Academy in late August, where people were hired into the program and over eight weeks completed the Emergency Medical Technician training, following national and state standards. The graduates have completed more than 200 hours of classroom and lab education and 80 clinical hours with patients.

After graduation, they will work full-time for the Adams County Ambulance Service.

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