New EMT-Paramedic program at Nicolet CollegeSubmitted: 10/14/2019
Maya Reese
Maya Reese

New EMT-Paramedic program at Nicolet College
RHINELANDER - Those who want to specialize in emergency care will no longer have to travel outside of the Northwoods to receive training.

A new EMT-Paramedic training program at Nicolet College will be available in January of 2020.

Classes will be conducted using interactive television technology and face-to-face instruction.

Associate Dean of Public Safety Jason Goeldner says these new courses will be in partnership with another Wisconsin school.

"We have partnered with a sister college, Lake Shore Technical College, to be able to provide this training here to the people in northern Wisconsin," said Goeldner. "Hopefully they can take the training where they live and that once they complete the training that they will become employed in this area and stay for years to come."

The training includes giving IVs, administering pain management, and dispensing nearly 75 medications.

Emergency Medical & Fire Services Specialist Ray Lemke hopes this program encourages paramedics to stay in the Rhinelander area.

"The opportunity for the participants and the learners to not have to travel great distances to obtain the training," said Lemke. "It also allows those same learners to do their clinical and ride along training for the paramedic programs here with local agencies and potentially become employed by the local agencies here in north central and northern Wisconsin."

The closest place currently offering EMT lessons is in Wausau.

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