Wanted: emergency medical responders in Pondera County

Pondera Medical Center
Posted at 4:13 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 18:13:14-05

GREAT FALLS — A meeting is scheduled on Monday evening to begin the process of getting more emergency medical responders in Pondera County.

The meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m. at the fire hall in Conrad, located at 15 5th Avenue SE.

You’ll learn about what being an emergency medical responder for Pondera Medical Center is like.

Classes to become a certified responder will start in March:

This is a very affordable way to become a licensed EMR with lots of hands-on training and discussion. Upon completion of coursework and passing the national certification exam, students will receive their EMR license and may begin making a difference in the lives of people in their community. After completing their first shift, students will be reimbursed up to $300 from the Pondera HealthCare Foundation. Coursework will include weekly book and online assignments. Saturdays will be review and discussion and then realistic hands-on scenarios.

The medical center would like to get four to six people certified, especially people who live in places like Valier and Brady and can respond quickly to calls there.

Ruth Erickson, PMC Ambulance Manager:

The volunteers do get paid and are expected to be available at least one weeknight a week and one weekend a month.

For more information, click here, or call Sam Thornton at 406-260-2301 or Ruth at 406-271-2268.