New River Community and Technical College’s largest class of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) students have completed their psychomotor testing with a 100% pass rate.
“Twenty-one advanced providers are on their way to making a difference in the two states and fourteen counties that they serve,” said New River CTC EMS Programs Director Travis Copenhaver. “New River CTC graduated and tested the first A-EMTs in WV history this year, and our graduates are making a significant impact in our communities. Seven of the nine students in our first class that tested in June have had successful out of hospital cardiac arrest saves. The impact that our graduates are making extends from their personal achievement and providing for their families to literally saving the lives of people in the communities that they serve.”
New River CTC offers Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) classes along with a paramedic certificate program and an associate degree in emergency medical services.
Due to the need for EMT-B providers in West Virginia, the college is expanding class offerings for EMT-B training and will be working with high schools in Monroe, Summers, Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties to offer the training to current high school students in the spring of 2021.