Director of Carroll County Ambulance Services, Pat Gray, has told the board of supervisors that many of our area communities are concerned about a shortage of qualified EMTs to fill their schedules. An upcoming class in partnership between Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Carroll County Ambulance will be offering EMT training. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and be held every Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 20. A $921 class fee along with the cost of books, testing and certification are the responsibility of the student. Those wishing to attend must have a valid CPR card from the American Heart Association or Red Cross Basic Life Support and be 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the first night of class. More information is available from the Carroll EMS Education Director, T.J. Carroll, through the contact points included with this story on our website.
T.J. Carroll, DMACC Carroll EMS Education Director