Sixteen graduate from first hybrid EMT training program at Northwest Florida State College

The first graduating class of hybrid EMT program. (Walton County Sheriff's Office)

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Sixteen have graduated from the first-ever hybrid EMT training at Northwest Florida State College. The group is made up of eight Firefighters and eight Walton County Sheriff's Deputies.

The course certifies that the candidates have learned the basic skills for pre-hospital medical care, learned how to evaluate a patient's condition, and to manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.

All sixteen candidates successfully completed the 10-week course in which they had to complete 88 hours of clinical.

Sheriff Michael Adkinson said, “These men and women have already shown an immense desire to serve their community. This adds another layer to the services we can provide to our citizens.”

The Walton County Sheriff's Deputies and Firefighters who now have a EMT certificate are:
Noah Collins
Samuel Dunaway
Conner Gunn
Blake Henderson
Bailey Hottinger
John McCormack
Jeff McVay
Kyle Morris
Kyle Owens
Garrett Rosner
Ryan Summers
Kristyn Silver
David Talley
Tommy Thilett
Stormy Van Cleve
Jake Wooley

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