Adirondack Health Foundation funds scholarships for EMS volunteers
SARANAC LAKE – Volunteer emergency responders in our region are the first line of defense in a medical crisis or life-threatening situation.
In recognition of the important role Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers play in the North Country, the Adirondack Health Foundation has earmarked up to $100,000 for scholarships to advance EMS education. EMS crews throughout the Adirondacks and North Country face the dual challenge of dwindling volunteers and finances. The scholarships are intended to help mitigate these challenges.
“Our volunteer rescue personnel are the ones who rush into a dangerous situation without hesitation and often under trying circumstances,” said Scott McGraw, Chairman of the Adirondack Health Foundation. “The EMS Education Scholarship was specifically created to strengthen the volunteer first responder community throughout the Adirondack Health Service Region.”
The scholarship funds are available to EMS providers serving Adirondack Health, up to $100,000 will be awarded over the course of the next two years to assist first responders with the costs of Paramedic, Critical Care, BLS/ACLS training or other EMS-related Continuing Medical Education.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director