SwedishAmerican Hospital EMS Program to Host First Responder Classes

SwedishAmerican Hospital’s EMS Program is excited to announce it is hosting three classes starting in January for those who may be interested in serving as an EMT or First Responder.

Beginning Wednesday, January 13, a First Responder class will be held at the German Valley Fire Department, 600 Church Street, German Valley. The 40-hour class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 10 PM and will conclude the week of February 15. The First Responder class is hands-on training, teaching individuals the basics of efficient and accurate emergency care.

Beginning Tuesday, January 12, an EMT-Basic class will be offered at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 10 PM.

Additionally, a second EMT-Basic class will be held at Harlem Roscoe Fire Department, Station 1, 10544 Main Street, Roscoe, beginning January 13 and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 10 PM.

The EMT-Basic class will prepare students to become first responders in emergency situations. Coursework covers topics such as assessment and treatment of injuries and use of medical equipment. Both EMT-Basic classes will conclude near the middle of May.

The EMT-Basic and First Responder class requires basic skills and prerequisites. For more information or for an application, please contact SwedishAmerican’s EMS office at (779) 696-6082.

For further information, contact:

Paul Greenland

Katryna Kirby