FirstHealth recognizes EMT grads

Graduates of the FirstHealth Emergency Medical Technician Academy were recognized during a special ceremony at Moore Regional. All classes during the six-week course were taught at FirstHealth EMS, which is an accredited teaching institution by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Requirements for graduates included 192 classroom hours and 48 clinical hours (hospital and ambulance clinical time). Pictured are (front row) graduates Abigail Cloninger, FirstHealth Montgomery EMS; Courtney Madison Garner, FirstHealth Montgomery EMS; Mario Santiago-Acosta, FirstHealth Medical Transport; Jason Smith, FirstHealth Lee EMS; (middle row) Daniel Poplin, training officer, FirstHealth Montgomery EMS and Regional Medical Transport; Brian Hehl, former training officer with FirstHealth EMS; Chris Williams, training officer, FirstHealth Chatham and Lee EMS; Ashley Hernandez Vasquez, training officer, FirstHealth Richmond EMS and lead educator for the FirstHealth EMT Academy; (back row) Donna Strong, academy coordinator; Jonathan Davis, FirstHealth chief operating officer and president of Moore Regional Hospital; Barry Britt, administrative director, FirstHealth EMS; and Matthew Prestwood, chief operating officer, Moore Regional Hospital.