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June 14, 2022

Ft. Jackson soldiers receive special EMT training in partnership with Midlands Tech

Given the variety of environments that Soldiers could be thrown into, medical training is key to injury prevention and lifesaving. While many Soldiers receive training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Combat Lifesaving Course, Soldiers from 1st Battalion 61st Infantry, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry regiment and the Directorate of Emergency Services are receiving a special Emergency Medical Technician Course offered by Midlands Technical College-Airport Campus in Columbia, South Carolina.

This 200-hour immersive course runs through airway respiration and ventilation, cardiology and resuscitation, EMS operations, and trauma. Upon Completion of the 5-week intensive course, these Soldiers will be qualified to take the National Registry EMT which opens doors to multiple job opportunities including but not limited to firefighter, emergency dispatcher, medic, emergency room technician and even a crime lab technician. Army EMT’s also augment combat medics on the battlefield and during all mass casualty situations.

For Soldiers who choose to continue their service in the military, the EMT certification will give their military resume an additional spotlight for broadening under the institutional domain. Not only will they be certified in their trained Military Occupational Specialty, but they will have all the knowledge needed to be considered a national registered EMT. The 1-61 spearheaded the initiative to offer development opportunities during the short-fill phase.

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