EMT Training Program
Posted on 09/15/2017
11 ROTEC students standing together in front of an ambulanceThere is a critical need nationwide for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).  Roanoke City Public Schools and Roanoke Fire-EMS have joined forces to create an unique opportunity for our students.

11 ROTEC students from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools are training to become EMTs. They visit a fire station several times a week and receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on training.  This week, students were learning how to properly lift a patient onto a stretcher.   In the near future, students will shadow Roanoke Fire-EMS during actual emergency calls.

There is no cost to the students.  Roanoke Fire-EMS is paying for the instructional materials and the uniforms.  Roanoke City Public Schools provides an instructor and transportation for students.

The goal is for students to pursue a career as an EMT and there already plans to expand the program next school year.

ROTEC student standing in front of an ambulanceROTEC student laying on a stretcher during a training lessonROTEC student standing in front of an ambulance that says Roanoke Fire-EMSROTEC students lifting another student onto a stretcher during a training exercise
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