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EMT course offered

Sierra County Schools for Adults is offering an EMT course at Downieville High School starting Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m., in Room 5.

The course is free, but the cost for the book is $168 (if you want to keep it as a resource).

Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., with occasional Saturday classes, through March 28.

Upon completion of this class, graduates are prepared for the certifying exam for emergency medical technicians.

Course topics include assessing the patient’s condition, performing CPR, dealing with blood loss, administering bandages, managing respiratory problems, first response treatment for common injuries and emergency childbirth. The EMT-Basic class includes 160 hours combined in the classroom and the field.

To register or get additional information contact Wendy Jackson at 993-1660 ext. 180, [email protected], or the instructors Frank Lang, NP, or Marty Creel, Paramedic, at Downieville Fire, 289-3333.

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