Life Saving Lessons

Life Saving Lessons
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On January 5th, the Uniondale Union Free School District launched a new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program for scholars at Uniondale High School who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and serving their community. This program is offered to high school scholars who turn 17 by June 17, 2021. The course is taught by New York State certified EMS instructors through the Nassau County EMS Academy.

“As we continue to promote the idea of college and career readiness, we are so excited to be able to offer this new, academically rigorous opportunity to our scholars,” said Mrs. RhondaTaylor, Acting Superintendent of Schools. “As we have witnessed throughout this pandemic, our healthcare workers are some of the most courageous, selfless people in our community -- and to have scholars excited to get on this career path really speaks to their character and that of
our District.”

This intensive program will teach scholars critical problem solving and lifesaving skills. Upon completion, scholars will take the New York State EMT Basic Certification Exam. Not only will these scholars potentially earn up to 6 college credits, but they may also get possible preference when applying for college or employment, and possible discounts on tuition and housing from colleges/universities with EMT squads.

The program runs from January 5 through June 17, 2021, and meets twice a week from 3-6 pm. It includes virtual classes as well as in-person “hands-on” training. Scholars may be employed by FDNY, Northwell, NYU Langone, Proprietary Ambulance Services as well as Fire & EMS agencies throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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