Pahranagat Valley has a long-standing history of taking care of the emergency medical needs of the community through the much-needed time and talents of the volunteer EMTs. They take care of accidents along the highways, emergency calls at events and homes, and are prepared to aid residents in the event of any disaster. Without these volunteers, there would not be anybody to call upon to assist in these emergency situations.

This amazing team is running low on volunteers, and so they are teaching an EMT training course to help you qualify to join their ranks. Whether you are a stay-at- home mom or dad, or even a person looking for a new career path, the free training will help you develop skills needed to help those around you when it matters most. Training will take place over several months to help people study for the practical and written tests. The written test will be administered at the Pearson VUE Testing Center in Las Vegas.

Right now, the tentative training schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9-3 p.m. A meeting on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Alamo Ambulance Barn will explain the schedule of training to prepare for both the practical and written tests. The certification earned through passing these national tests is recognized throughout the country and will be a valuable asset in your life or career.

If there are any questions about the training or tests involved, please contact Ryan Rhodes, the EMT Coordinator, at 702-682-1016.