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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Camden County Fire Rescue Receives Grant for Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course

The Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS) has awarded Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) a grant to help pay for an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) course.

This program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

Instructors from Camden County Fire Rescue and the St. Marys Fire Department are leading this class of firefighters from both departments as well as the Kingsland Fire Department. Upon completion, students will be able to take the National Registry EMT test. After passing the test and receiving their Georgia license numbers, class graduates may work on an ambulance with a paramedic.

Instructor demonstration with two students

From Left: Camden County Fire Rescue Captain Karolyn Mills, Instructor; Firefighter J.D. Thrash; and Firefighter Austin Oglesby


“I am excited about the opportunity for our firefighters to take the EMT-B course locally,” said Camden County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief and EMS Director Charles Lowther. “This class will improve the level of service we provide to the citizens of Camden County.”

This grant aided in funding the instructors’ salaries and the purchase of books. Additionally, students will receive a jump bag and safety vest.  This 200-hour course began on July 6th and will continue through September 7th. As part of the classwork, students will complete clinical hours on ambulances.


Instructor leading classroom of students

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