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Emergency Services

Program Highlights

In our Emergency Services Program you will:

  • Build the foundation for a career as a first responder to medical, fire and other emergency situations
  • Dive into both emergency medical and fire response training, learning daily from active career professionals in your first year of this two-year program
  • In your second year, prepare for and take the state EMT-Basic exam for licensure
  • Participate in fire and emergency ridealongs with local departments

What You Can Learn

Emergency Medical Skills and Procedures // CPR/First Aid // Disaster Response // NH EMT Scope of Practice Modules // Search & Rescue // Structural Firefighting // Wildland Firefighting

What You Can Become

(with additional education and training)
Arson Investigator // Firefighter (must also have completed Firefighter I/II) // HazMat Tech // Wildland Firefighter // Emergency Medical Responder // Emergency Medical Technician // Paramedic // Military // Urgent Care Technician

What You Can Earn

3 Credits for 1 College Course in This Pathway // EMT Certificate (second year) // First Aid/CPR Certificate // Firefighter I Certificate (second year) // Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations Certificate // Wildland Certification

Jim Duckworth

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
With CRTC since 2015, more than 25 years in the emergency services industry, currently a Lt. in the CFD and a staff instructor at the NHFA

Education/Credentials:
BS in Psychology, Pursuing MSW, Certified Firefighter III/EMT

Other Interests:
Flying, travel, motorcycles, hiking, camping

Email
jduckworth@sau8.org

Sam Atkins

​INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
With CRTC since 2021, 12 years in the Emergency Services industry, currently a Firefighter/Paramedic with CFD

Education/Credentials:
BS in Paramedicine, National Register Paramedic License, Firefighter I and II certifications, Emergency Instructor I, II, and III

Other Interests:
Hunting and fishing with my dad, listening to country music, making maple syrup with my family

Email
satkins@sau8.org

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