SE KY. college offering free paramedic training

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - Officials in southeastern Kentucky are offering free training, hoping to boost the number of paramedics in the area.

Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill tells the Harlan Daily Enterprise that there is a shortage of paramedics in southeast Kentucky.

The training will be offered to qualified Emergency Medical Technicians at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's campuses in Harlan and Bell counties. Paramedics are generally the most highly trained emergency medical responders, able to administer more drugs and perform more advanced medical procedures than an EMT.

The 16-month course will include clinical and ride time, lectures and laboratory work, and field work with ambulance services.

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