Articles tagged with "ems"
Volunteer firefighter, mom, EMT
In April 2013 Esthela Ortiz, of San Leon, decided to fulfill her lifelong desire to be a firefighter by joining the San Leon Volunteer Fire Department.
Prepare to save lives with COM EMT program
Emergency medical technicians can restart a heart, administer medications and insert an IV, all in an ambulance flying at 80 miles per hour.
EMS, firefighting all in day’s work for COM grad
Each new day is a challenge for John Gonzalez. A firefighter for the Galveston Fire Department, Gonzalez responds to a myriad of emergencies from medical crises to car accidents.
COM paramedics earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam
Recently graduating from College of the Mainland, paramedic Jason Farrar is already serving his neighbors.
EMS Program prepares students for action
At a moment’s notice, paramedics and emergency medical technicians can spring into action.
COM graduates excel on state EMT exams
On the first try, 84 percent of graduates of College of the Mainland’s EMT-Basic graduates passed the state exam, and 80 percent of EMT-Intermediate graduates passed, exceeding the average first-time pass rates for Texas.
Twelve-lead interpretation course offered for EMS workers
Twelve-lead EKGs have become the standard of care in ambulances, but many medical professionals seek additional training to better understand the results of the technology, which essentially looks at the heart from 12 different angles.