Chester EMS offers EMT qualifying course

District 11 EMS is looking for anyone 16 years old or older to join its teams, and will be holding an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Chester.

HelioThis course will take students through the Emergency Medical Responder entry level course followed by the added hours needed to reach the EMT level. Students will cover many topics including helping people with everything from allergic reactions and cardiac problems to broken bones and strokes. In addition to class time, there will be required reading and experience in an ambulance and in the emergency room.

Once certified, students can join a local ambulance or First Response Service. After a probationary period, most services may reimburse students for the tuition fees. (Contact individual services for their membership procedures.) Besides belonging to a local volunteer ambulance service and helping people in need, other benefits include training to maintain and improve knowledge and skills, and compensation for being “on call” and for ambulance runs.

The EMT course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every other Saturday, from Aug. 24, 2016  through March 11, 2017 at the Chester Fire and Ambulance Station, 144 Town Garage Road in Chester.

Tuition, which includes the textbook and supplies, is $650. To register, or for more information, call Meghan at 802-875-2211 or email at

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