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Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps is thrilled to be offering a free EMT Course for Military Veterans. This is the second course that the CPHM will offering. The inaugural class was offered in Spring of 2016 with a graduating class of 12 students.

CPHM will be holding an open house informative session for interested students on Saturday, September 24th from 9am-3pm at CPHM (15 Crossing Blv. Clifton Park, NY).

EMT Course Details:

  • Anticipated start date for this 6 month course is January of 2017. Class will meet two nights a week for 5 months.
  • Classes will be taught by CPHM EMS providers who are also military veterans
  • Curriculum will follow the New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS certification program
  • Applicants must have serviced in a military combat zone, or completed initial obligation. Applicants attend a info session, and submit an application with a DD-214 form
  • The course will also include professional development, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) resource referrals as well as career counseling
  • Access to Veteran employment resources such as the Veteran’s Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber
  • EMTs are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.

A career in emergency medicine opens up so many doors and opportunities. “Becoming an EMT can give combat vets an opportunity at meaningful employment. You feel like you are making a difference, like you did while in service.” says Russell Coonradt, EMT and Navy Corpsman, Petty Officer Second Class.

If you are unable to attend the open house, but would like more course information, please contact: Russell Coonradt via email.