EMT Graduation
Posted on 05/22/2018
PH student doing chest compressions on a dummy during EMT Training.They are the first!  Ten ROTEC students from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High School graduated in the inaugural EMT Training Program.

The program is a joint venture between Roanoke City Public Schools and Roanoke Fire-EMS.  This school year, students learned first-hand what it takes to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Classes took place at the fire station in downtown Roanoke.  As part of their training, students participated in real emergency calls to learn how to save lives.

Roanoke City Public Schools is grateful to the Claude Moore Foundation for partially funding the program. 

EMT Training student helping put a stretcher with a dummy in an ambulanceROTEC student sitting on the back of an ambulance smiling

The program has been so successful, ROTEC plans to enroll a large group next school year.  Many of the students in the inaugural class plan to pursue a medical career.  At least one student has already been hired with Roanoke Fire-EMS.  Congratulations! 

The program and graduation were featured in The Roanoke Times.  Click here to read the article

ROTEC student shaking the hand of Chief HobackEMT Training student holding her plaqueEMT student hugging his instructorGroup picture of EMT students with the three high school principals
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