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National EMS Academy Trains US Air Force Survival School Paramedics

Education Coordinator Nicholas Miller of the National EMS Academy traveled to Spokane, Wash., to train the elite United States Air Force Search and Rescue Independent Duty Medical Technicians (IDMT) paramedics.

These decorated IDMT paramedics are stationed at the Survival Evade Resist and Escape school at Fairchild Air Force Base and provide medical support to approximately 3500 flight crew members that are trained there annually to survive behind enemy lines.  They also perform flight search and rescue missions over a four state area.

The IDMT paramedics were provided an intensive simulation based paramedic refresher course which was tailored to meet their specific operational needs.  They were also provided Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support refresher courses.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with the United States Air Force,” said Miller. “It was an honor and privilege to train such a caliber of medics.”

NEMSA is a division of Acadian and offers entry-level, continuing education, and refresher courses for a number of EMS career pathways, including EMTs and paramedics. NEMSA is a nationally-accredited EMS training facility and an authorized American Heart Association Training Center for CPR and ECC courses.


Cutline: Top Row L-R: SSgt Michael Shamp, SSgt Carl Engelke, MSgt Jeremy Wade, TSgt Jeffrie Mayberry, TSgt Ryan Foster, SSgt Jeffrey Tremel, SSgt Robert Perryman, Instructor Nicholas Miller, SSgt Cody Bohlke

Bottom Row L-R: SSgt Charles Mears, Medical Director and Major David Oldham, TSgt Gene Sonnenburg