EMT Class Announcement – Nov. 5, 2015

Camano Island Fire and Rescue Announces Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Training Course

[Camano Island, Wash.] – Camano Island Fire and Rescue will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) training course, starting on February 3, 2016. The class will be held at the Vista/Madrona Fire Station located at 273 N. West Camano Dr.

The EMT-B training course will prepare participants in all phases of pre-hospital emergency care. Participants will be educated and prepared for the National Registry EMT examination (NREMT) upon successful completion of the course. Eligibility for Washington State EMT certification can be obtained once the student is affiliated with an EMS provider agency. Content includes lecture and hands-on practice in emergency care, bleeding and shock, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, lifting and moving patients, HIV/AIDS education, emergency childbirth, and other topics.

“We are very excited to bring this type of training back to our community” said Chief Michael Schick. “Emergency medical calls make up over 70% of our requests for service, and training people to serve in a medical capacity will benefit both Camano Island residents and our neighbors.” Over half of the class will be filled with new CIFR volunteers, with the remaining seats available for other interested individuals.

This course is held on every Monday/Wednesday night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. for 11 weeks. There is a Mandatory Orientation on February 3, 2016, and class starts on February 8, 2016. The tuition for the course is $1000.00. Included in the tuition fee is course Textbook, Class Binder, Test Prep Class Shirt and cost of the Background Check.

Class applications can be picked up at our Administration Office (811 N. Sunrise Blvd) or downloaded from our website at www.camanofire.com . The application deadline is December 28, 2015, at 4pm. For further information please contact Assistant Chief Levon Yengoyan at 360-387-1512.