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Holyoke Community College to Begin EMT Training Program on June 22

WARE — Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp. and Star of Life Academy Inc., is offering EMT training through the E2E: Quaboag Region Workforce Training and Community College Center at 79 Main St. in Ware, beginning June 22.

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services, will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and on select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from June 22 to Sept. 2.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, some of the classes may be conducted in live, remote sessions instead of face-to-face.

The 13-week program consists of more than 170 hours of in-class lectures and additional online study, training, field trips, and workshops designed to prepare students for the state EMT certification exam. The course covers all aspects of emergency care, including patient handling, extrication, and communication; working with law enforcement; legal issues and ethics; medical equipment; and safe transportation of patients.

Instruction will be provided by staff from Star of Life Academy, who have more than 30 years combined field experience in fire and emergency medical services.

Enrollment is limited, so register as soon as possible. The course fee is $1,099 plus $225 for texts. For more information or to register, contact Valentyna Semyrog at (413) 552-2123 or vsemyrog@hcc.edu.