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Templeton Firefighter Graduates Cuesta Paramedic Program

12 Sep Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Templeton Firefighter Ross Martin graduated the Cuesta College Paramedic Program on Friday, September 4, 2015. Martin completed the 12 month program while working part-time as a Paid Call Firefighter for the Templeton Fire Department.

Martin finished four distinct training phases during the 12 month period. They included the following phases:

  • Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) covering everything from anatomy and physiology to pharmacology.
  • Development of skills and procedures performed in the field.
  • 168 hour assignment to train on skills and assessments in local emergency rooms.
  • A Field Internship that required a minimum of 480 hours under the supervision of a paramedic preceptor treating advanced life support patients typically on an ambulance.

“I’m very passionate about a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and look forward to continuing to learn from others in the medical field” said Martin. Martin’s ultimate career goal is to become a Firefighter-Paramedic. He noted that “I’ve learned new sets of skills that pertain to advanced life support which in turn has reinforced my fundamental basic life support training and I look forward to providing a better service to my community and the Templeton Fire Department.”

“As a paramedic with over 25 years of experience in the field, I know the level of education, training and time commitment it takes to obtain and maintain paramedic certification,” said Interim Fire Chief Bill White.” Even though, Templeton Fire and Emergency Services only provides basic life support with emergency medical technicians to our citizens, Firefighter Martins advance training will be utilized to strengthen the medical training our emergency service personnel receive which will help our department provide a better service to the community,” said White.

If you have questions or comments regarding this press release, please feel free to contact Bill White, Interim Fire Chief at (805) 434-4911.

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