EMS Training Courses Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY – The city of Oswego Fire Department is offering the following upcoming EMS training courses:

A Basic EMT course will begin on August 27. It will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings with one Saturday per month, testing out in January of 2013.

An Advanced EMT-Critical Care Course will begin on August 23. This course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, also with several Saturdays, and test in August of 2013.

Anyone wishing to enroll in the advanced course must be certified as a Basic EMT throughout the duration of the program.

Tuition for the Basic EMT course will be $775.

Tuition for the advanced course is $1,300.

Currently, the New York State Department of Health will pay the tuition for any student that is a member of an agency that provides emergency medical care to the public (a fire department or ambulance corps) at the level of the course in which the student is enrolled.

Both courses will be held at the East Side Fire Station, 35 E. Cayuga St., Oswego.

Interested parties should visit the city’s website (www.oswegony.org) where course descriptions and applications can be found on the Fire Department page or interested parties may contact the Fire Chief’s Office at 343-2161.