(Community Matters 81) State Grants, KCC Work to Bolster Emergency Medical Responder Staffing

Five hundred ambulances sit idle in Michigan because there aren’t enough medical first responders to operate them.

So says Clark Imus, who oversees the Kellogg Community College Emergency Medical Services education.

But, KCC is putting state grants to use to encourage EMTs to level-up to paramedic status – and encourage new interest in EMT careers. For some, it will mean tuition and other expenses will be covered. Click to hear more.

Episode Resources
KCC EMS Education website
KCC EMS YouTube channel
NHTSA EMS website
State of Michigan EMS website

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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