Volunteer firefighters who train to become emergency medical technicians at the National EMS Academy can receive a tuition reimbursement of up to $8,000 when they complete a two-year associate’s degree.
A decade of education and growth was celebrated Wednesday, July 24, at the tenth anniversary of the National EMS Academy (NEMSA) in Lafayette, La.
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.
Critically ill and injured patients require specialized transport capabilities that are not routinely offered by most ambulance companies. As regionalization and specialization of critical care becomes more common, transportation of critically ill and injured patients must be refined.
The National EMS Academy is one out of only four schools in Louisiana to have their paramedic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Each year, the National EMS Academy, located in Lafayette, LA, and operating as a division of Acadian Companies, continues to exceed the National Average Pass Rate for EMTs (Basic and Paramedic).