Original Date: 
Wed, 2009-07-15

Contact: Michelle Wade, (203) 946-8450  Cell – (203) 675-5132
        Seven students graduated from the New Haven Board of Education’s EMS Cadet Program on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.  The program, which is offered to high school juniors and seniors, is a rigorous course that meets twice a week and is taught by instructors from the New Haven Fire Department.
           This was the 11th year that the EMS Cadet Program has been in place.  There was a recruitment and interview process that students went through in the fall before they began classes in November.  The program is offered to New Haven students for free and those who enroll in the program are usually interested in the medical field, fire safety field, or are thinking about becoming college resident assistants.
           The subjects that the course covers include anatomy, physiology, and chemistry.  Students need to be dedicated and determined in order to master the material and do well in the class.  The students that pass the class are eligible to take the state and national certification exams.
           This year’s graduates were Robert Wagner and Lina Garzon from The Sound School; Jordan Clous, James Barros, and Joshua Avila from Metropolitan Business Academy; Jacqueline Cain from Hyde Leadership Academy; and Shamell Staggers from Adult Education High School Credit.