The Block Island Times

Want to become an EMT? Classes on island soon

Oct 06, 2012

The Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad, the hard-working group that responds to accidents and medical emergencies of all kinds, all year long, is once more looking to beef up its numbers. It’s offering a steeply discounted EMT class to anyone who can commit to the 140-hour course this winter.

“We are looking for 12 to 16 people to take it,” said squad Captain Bryan Wilson. At the end of the course, students take the licensing exam for full EMT certification.

Those who take the class are not compelled to join the squad.

Classes will run on two nights a week from November to May, with a couple of weekend days as well. The actual schedule will be devised based on input from the people who sign up.

The cost of the training will be $400. The actual cost is $1,600, but the squad will offset $1,200 of the cost. The remaining $400 is reimbursable to anyone who joins the squad and is active for two years.

If interested, call Bryan Wilson at (401) 474-5782 or Police Dispatch at 466-3220.

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