EMT Basic Training Program to Begin Sept. 28 at BMLH

WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner with Quality EMS Educators Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technical Program at the hospital this fall. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 28, and will include 150 hours of class time and 10 hours of observation time in the BMLH Emergency Room.

After successfully completing the EMT Basic program, students will be eligible for the State Certification and Licensing Examination. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to take the examination.

Emergency medical technicians provide emergency health care and are a critical asset in our communities,” said Mark Tuttle, RN, manager of Emergency Services at BMLH. “People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians during the most incredibly stressful situations. The physicians in our Emergency Department depend on the excellent work and commitment EMTs provide each and every day in the many communities we serve. This EMT Basic training program has helped to lay a collaborative foundation for teamwork to grow among EMTs and the hospital.”

The cost for the Basic EMT program is $600 for the class and $100 for books. The terms of payment are $350 due to Quality EMS Educators on the first day of class, with the balance due Thursday, Oct. 28. Checks, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Department physicians also conduct monthly continuing education for EMTs, intermediates, and paramedics at no cost. For more information about EMT training or to register for classes, contact Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs and Community Relations coordinator for BMLH, at (413) 967-2296.

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