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20 December 2007

Early registration recommended for EMT classes
Classes scheduled to begin in mid-January

For those interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, several EMT classes are being offered through the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

The basic course will be offered this spring at a number of convenient locations within HACC’s service area throughout central Pennsylvania, including the following:

Adams County
-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 23-Aug. 8, at the Adams County Emergency Services Training Facility, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg.

Cumberland County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 30-June 4, with two Saturdays TBA, at the Hampden Township EMS building, 295 S. Sporting Hill Road.

Dauphin County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-June 5, with two Saturdays TBA, at HACC’s Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center on the Harrisburg Campus.

-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 16-Aug. 1, at HACC’s Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center on the Harrisburg Campus.

Franklin County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 27-Aug. 6, plus one Saturday - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, at the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Co., 13063 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge.

Lancaster County
-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2-June 14, at the Manheim Township Ambulance Association, 1820 Municipal Drive.

-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 16-Aug. 1 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center.

Lebanon County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14-June 18, in the First Aid and Safety Patrol Building, 254 S. 11th St.

Perry County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 3-June 14, and Saturdays April 5, May 3, May 24 and June 14 at Susquenita High School, 1725 Schoolhouse Road.

York County
-- 6:30-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 6-June 9 and Saturdays Feb. 23, March 15, April 19 and May 17 at the York County Fire School, 330 Emig Road.

-- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 16-Aug. 6, at the York County Fire School, 330 Emig Road.

An emergency medical technician is a staff member of a basic life support ambulance providing routine and emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured. Many students also use the EMT training program to obtain entry level positions in healthcare, emergency rooms and into the private sector.

Upon successful completion of HACC’s 140-hour program, participants should be able to perform a number of complex skills such as spinal immobilization, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), assisting patients with medications, performing patient assessments, performing CPR and taking vital signs. Successful students also will be eligible to test in PA Department of Health practical and written exams.

The certification exam is required to become an EMT in any healthcare setting or in the private sector.

The EMT class may be used as an elective toward a HACC degree program. Tuition is $125 and must be paid in full when registering. Registration and information is available by clicking on the Website below, call (717) 780-2510 or click on the email address below to send and email.

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