Area EMS had the opportunity to get some free continued education hours this weekend.
The Emergency Medical Service Conference had a series of presenters available from 6 surrounding counties. Genesis EMS Consultant Joel Dickinson encourages medics to attend, understanding the difficulty of scheduling classes.
"It takes time away, so when we have these things for big chunks of hours at a time it’s really beneficial to do that," said Dickinson.
Participants received 8 hours of continued education. Comity Member and Presenter Mike Henderson said the total number of hours needed varies depending on the position. Saturday Henderson presented a session on vehicle technology.
It also allows them to further treat patients, keep up with their skills, learn about some of the hazards that may be there," said Henderson. "it will also allow them to go safely, go home safe at night to their families."
Area medics will have another opportunity to achieve hours during National EMS week in May.