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Volunteer State To Host EMS Program Information Session

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Volunteer State To Host EMS Program Information Session

Volunteer State will host an information session about its EMS program Wednesday.

EMS instructor Jeremiah Partin said it is important to get the information out about the program and careers in EMS because there has been a nationwide shortage of workers in the field.

“In recent times, especially post-covid, we’ve come to a point where many many areas around us and across the whole state are offering sign-on bonuses, pay has increased dramatically, there is just such a need we just can’t seem to get filled,” Partin said. “services are running a deficit on the units they usually run.”

Partin said the next session will be in room 306 at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus on Wednesday, May 30th, at 11 am. He said classes are first come first serve, with a maximum capacity of 24 students.

“During this meeting, we are going to discuss program costs, the length of the program, we’re going to be discussing the uniform and clinical requirements, the service area we attend our clinicals on, and some of the didactic and psychomotor instruction that we’ll be going over during the program.”

Partin said the classes are offered to give students a real-world look at what the job entails. He said many people look at the exciting aspects of the job and fail to consider the negative emotional impact.

“We do have to deal with the dying patients, and those that are sick and injured, and a lot of the calls are not as exciting as you see on TV,” Partin said. “So when we offer these information sessions it gives students an opportunity to ask questions about their curiosity in regards to the career”

Partin said they are also planning to partner with local high schools to implement the program into the Putnam County school system as a way for seniors to graduate with an EMT license.

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