Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner Quality EMS Educators, Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technical Program to be held at the hospital this fall. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-10:00 pm beginning September 27, 2011 and will include 150 hours of class time and 10 hours of observation time in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Room.
After successfully completing the EMT-Basic Program, students will be eligible for the State Certification and Licensing Examination. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to take the State Certification Examination.
“This is the fourth annual EMT Basic Course offered at our hospital, training over 70 new Emergency MedicalTechnicians (EMTs) to provide emergency health care, and it has been a critical asset to many of our communities,” said Mark Tuttle, RN Manager of Emergency Services. “People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians during the most incredibly stressful situations. The physicians in our Emergency Department also depend on the excellent work and commitment EMTs provide both day and night in the many communities we serve. We are pleased to offer this training locally and proud of the positive impact the EMT Basic training program has had on the many communities we serve,” noted Tuttle.
The cost for the Basic EMT Program is $600 for the class and $100 for books. The terms of payment are $350 due to Quality EMS Educators on the first day of class on Tuesday September 27, with the balance due Thursday, October 27. Checks, Master Card/Visa are accepted.
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Department Physicians also conduct monthly continuing education for EMTs, Intermediates and Paramedics at no cost. For more information about EMT training or to register for classes, contact Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, at 413-967-2296.