WITC News and Events
May 18-24 is national EMS week
Celebrate the emergency medical services during National
EMS Week from May 18-24. This week brings together local communities and medical
personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the
day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's first responders.
The 2008 theme of national EMS week is "Your Life is Our
Mission," which recognizes the commitment that emergency medical personnel make
to the communities they serve. This dedication of EMS providers to their mission
ensures around-the-clock care to communities across the nation.
Organized by the American College of Emergency Physicians
and supported by a network of partner organizations including the
Volunteer Fire Council, EMS Week features national and local activities
to honor EMS providers and raise public awareness about health and safety
issues, including how to prevent injuries and what to do in a medical emergency.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic
program, students are trained to assess the emergency, provide patient care that
can save a life, and transport the patient to the hospital. WITC also offers
several EMS-specialized and in-service training programs. Follow this
link for a
list of classes offered.
View WITC Video about
EMT/Paramedic Technician program