Emergency Medical Professionals honored this week
For 36 years the American College of Emergency Physicians
has been honoring medical personnel who are on the front line of emergency care.
This year’s theme, “A Proud Partner in Your Community” illustrates the
selflessness and commitment emergency medical professionals bring to their jobs
every hour of every day of the year.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College provides training
for emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
“We’re very proud of our EMS graduates and the service
they provide to our communities,” said Associate Dean of EMS & Fire Steve Mackiewicz. "A majority of the EMS workers in this state do so out of a sense
volunteerism, of giving something back to the cities and towns that they live
“We’re also very proud of the role we play in the
communities that we serve throughout the 11-county WITC district,” Mackiewicz
added. “We provide the education and skills these students need to respond to
emergencies and to help save lives. Wisconsin is a great state to live and work
in. Our role in EMS and fire training in the WITC district makes it even more so
by providing a stable workforce of EMTs and firefighters to serve our
Nationally, there are around one million EMS professionals
who provide lifesaving care to people in their communities. According to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow 19 percent by the year
To help meet the demand for qualified emergency personnel,
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will be offering a new EMT-Paramedic
program in fall. The EMT-Paramedic program is a one-year technical diploma that
will offer an opportunity to further one’s professional EMS career. The program
is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Bureau of Local Health
Support and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum. It will prepare
students with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an EMT-Paramedic.
It offers additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support,
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal
The program consists of classroom lectures via IP Video
and practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital
clinical experiences. There is limited space available at each of WITC’s four
campuses, located at Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior.
For more information regarding
WITC’s EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic programs, contact WITC at 800.243.9482. Or log on to