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August 11, 2017

Paramedic Training Program to hold Satellite Classes in Fulton

Fulton - Local students who are enrolled in a satellite paramedic program through Mohawk Valley Health Systems will be able to attend some of their classes at the Oswego County Branch Office Building in Fulton, according to Oswego County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Renee Fox.

Fox said Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare is offering a satellite paramedic program beginning Aug. 29. The primary instruction will take place at Herkimer College in Herkimer, with a majority of the sessions being simulcast to the Oswego County Branch Office Building in Fulton where students will be accompanied by a Paramedic Level New York State-Certified Instructor Coordinator.

"This will allow students from Oswego County to save significant time and money by not traveling to Herkimer for every class," said Fox. "While students will still have to travel to Herkimer for labs and exams, having a majority of the classes simulcast to our training room will benefit them greatly."

The Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). "This means graduates of this program are eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification at the Paramedic level, provided they have met all other requirements for the NREMT certification," Fox said.

"We are very excited to partner with MVHS," Fox continued. "There is a need for more paramedics to provide advanced life-support services among Oswego County's emergency medical services agencies. This will help meet that need."

All candidates must register for the classes through Herkimer College and there will be a small additional fee for students enrolled in the satellite program. Candidates must provide proof of EMT certification and submit two letters of recommendation no later than the first class session.

The course will start at Herkimer College Tuesday, Aug. 29 and continue through June of 2018. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information is available by contacting Dave Paddock at 315-867-0281, sdpaddock@aol.com, or Bob Paddock, 315-867-0340, rcp1093@aol.com.

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