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Emergency Services Summer Academy

Emergency Services Summer Academy

Published: March 05, 2020

Catawba County Emergency Services Summer Academy

July 27- July 31, 2020 9 am - 4 pm

Catawba County Emergency Services Building

100 Government Drive, Newton

Catawba County Emergency Services is hosting the 3rd Summer Academy!

An interactive overview of Emergency Services in Catawba County including EMS, Emergency Management, Communications, Law Enforcement and the Fire Service.  Participants will practice medical skills, complete tasks in HazMat suits and fire equipment, and tour the 911 communications center.  Students will finish the academy with a CPR certification as well as have completed the National Stop the Bleed education.  We will have representatives from each division to talk about the education and skills needed to do their jobs.  They will also be available to answer questions about the job.

This academy will include physical activity such as (but not limited to) pulling fire hoses, bending, stooping, crawling, and wearing fire gear.

Topics Covered

EMS, CPR/First Aid Certification

911 Communications, Stop the Bleed

Newton Fire Department Day 

Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials, Fire Investigations

Interview Skills, Justice Center Tour, Sheriff’s Office Tour

Cost:  There is no charge for this Academy.

Meals:  Participants will need to bring their lunch each day.

Application/Flyer: Click below to download

For More Information:

Melanie Sigmon, Catawba County EMS Quality Assurance Officer

(828) 464-1575

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