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September 28
Get an Up-Close Look at Wake EMS

Registration open for Citizens Academy Program

Wake County Emergency Medical Services invites residents to participate in its first EMS Citizens Academy this fall. The four-session program is designed to help give community members a better understanding of the level of care and services provided by modern paramedics.

"Every day, people see us out in the community responding through traffic to various emergencies," said Jeffrey Hammerstein, chief of community outreach for Wake County EMS. "We want to offer people a closer look at who we are and what we're doing when we respond to those calls."

Participants will learn about a variety of topics, such as CPR and automated external defibrillators, in addition to getting hands-on experience with EMS equipment, procedures and vehicles.

The EMS Citizens Academy sessions take place on Tuesday nights at the Wake County EMS Training Center, located at 4012 Carya Drive in Raleigh:

  • Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The program is free and open to residents of high school age or older. To register, go to wakegov.com/ems or call 919-856-6020.





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