Davidson County offers assistance for local EMTs to become paramedics

Davidson County is helping some of its employees who want to become paramedics by paying for their books, uniforms and other items needed.

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a one-time offer to pay $750 for each current EMT who works for the county to attend a 19-month program at Davidson-Davie Community college to obtain their paramedic certification.

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According to Mark Robbins, EMS operations manager of Davidson County Emergency Services, the community college has waived the fees for the classes, so the money will be used to help pay for books, uniforms and other items.

“We do need more paramedics, and we have had quite a few of our EMTs who said they were interested in progressing to the paramedic level, but there were some financial barriers,” said Robbins.

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