Rio Grande Meigs Center Launches Emergency Medical Technician Certification Program

In a partnership with Meigs County EMS, Rio will now offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification program at its campus in Pomeroy. The program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients outside of a hospital setting within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

Students will undergo training, gaining fundamental insights and practical expertise essential for stabilizing and securely transporting patients. The curriculum covers a wide range of scenarios, from routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies, ensuring that EMTs are well-prepared to handle various situations with confidence.

"We are thrilled to introduce our EMT certification program, which represents a significant step forward in our commitment to providing high-quality training and growing our local workforce," said Michelle Kennedy Bird, Director of Rio Grande Meigs Center. "We believe that by offering this comprehensive training, we are contributing to the overall enhancement of emergency medical services in our community."

Enrollment for the 10-week EMT certification program is now open, with classes scheduled to start in June. Prospective participants can contact Michelle Kennedy Bird at 740-992-1880 or for more information and to register.