The day has finally come and gone. All 6 of our EMT students (the Waretown 6 as we call them) graduated in ceremonious fashion last night. Three months of hard work and dedication brought them here and now they're almost ready to start serving our wonderful community as caregivers. The last obstacle is the NJ State EMT Exam, which will be as much of an obstacle to them as an anthill would be to a lifted truck. Piece of cake!
In the last three months these men and women learned everything from administering aspirin to assessing a trauma patient. Most of all, they learned compassionate and effective patient care. They couldn't have done any of this without the help of some of the most experienced instructors in the State of New Jersey. We'd like to thank each and every one of them for sharing their knowledge and skill with our students. Special thanks to:
Debra Barfoot, Ed Bauter, Chris Carrieri, Scott Carter, Steve Cosmanic, Mark Dudeck, Chuck Fernicola, Bob Jessen, DeeAnne Keene, Joe Marcantonio, Dean Musgrove, Kathy Nogalo, Frank Palino, Mike Reilly (Get well soon!), Jeffrey Ross, Kristen Sierra, Will Stockam & Roseann Weiss
We'd also like to thank Ocean County Freeholder Virginia Haines. Without the generous support of our Ocean County Freeholders none of this would be possible!
A big thank you also goes out to our Captain Mike Kane for sponsoring us and the rest of the squad for covering our shifts while we were at class. And we can't forget the endless support from the lovely ladies of our auxiliary!
And last but not least we'd like to thank each and every one of our classmates from neighboring communities. We did this as one big team! Good luck to all!
And most of all, stay safe out there!