We're welcoming Pro Med of Muskegon on as a sponsor of The Muskegon Channel and Positively Muskegon. It's quite an honor for us as they want to get the word out about what they are offering to people who are looking to start a career or possibly make a career change to be a part of the fascinating and very fast paced world of the First Responder community. Let's go back a little to tell you how this all came about though.
Pro Med used to work in conjunction with Baker College to teach this program. Baker made a few changes in their course offerings however, focusing more on degrees than certificate programs, however, the need for EMT's is very real and everything that was needed to teach the class was right at hand for Pro Med, so they made it internal. Now, not only are new recruits being taught the basics of work as an EMT by those who practice it every day, they are hands on in real life settings and immersed in technology that will give them experience in the Mercy Health Simulation Lab. It's a busy 16 week course but from it will come a lifetime of knowledge and the ability to get right to work in a field where you can be the difference between life and death for someone.
Fred Hoffman invited me out to talk a little about what Pro Med is offering and how YOU can jump in on the course and walk out ready to work after 16 weeks. We talk a little about life as an EMT. The difference of levels in the field, between EMT and Paramedic and then about who makes the best candidate for a job like this. Fred began his working days as a plumber, and still does a little of that on the side...but, he made the switch to being a hero a little later in life and has gone on to teach many more just how things are done and how rewarding of a career it can be. Take a listen to our chat about the course starting in September.