Two Jackson Hole Fire/EMS members are part of the 2018 Spring paramedic cohort at Weber State University this year, and are scheduled to complete the program in August.
Henry Cadwalader and Austin Sessions are taking part in the intensive program that involves over 1200 hours of training comprised of lectures, skills labs, clinical hospital rotations, and field internship experience. Upon completion of this training, they will be eligible to be recommended for the National Registry of EMT’s (emergency medical technician) testing for certification in August.
One paramedic student is funded through the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS budget, and the second is funded through a grant made possible by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
The grant contract was approved at yesterday’s Teton County Board of Commissioners meeting. This partnership with the Community Foundation brings considerable benefit to both Fire/EMS and the community.
“Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is pleased to utilize the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole grant to train one of our members to the paramedic level. It provides an opportunity to one of our members to reach a career goal and supports our mission to provide paramedic service to the community,” said Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief Brady Hansen.