Medstar Inviting North Texans to its Annual Citizen’s EMS Academy Summer Program

TARRANT COUNTY  (WBAP/KLIF News) – Registration is now open for Medstar’s annual Citizen’s EMS Academy this summer.

It’s a six-week program that gives an in depth look at what goes on in emergency services from the moment the 911 call comes in to the actual response.

“They’ll actually get to sit in the communication center, plug in with our 911 call takers… hear how callers sound hen they call in… how we prioritize calls… the medical instructions that are given. They will also go on an ambulance ride on a medical call,” said the Tarrant County ambulance service’s Matt Zavadsky.

Participants will be able to get a real-world view at what happens at car crashes or heart attacks but Zavadsky adds that the course will also focus on the financial component of emergency medical services as well as the operational.

“So, they’ll learn about how the system is financed and how we try to collect from insurance companies from the services that we provide…truly that deep dive into how Medstar works,” he said.

The course runs from July 9th – August 13th each Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

It’s open to anyone at least 18 years old who lives or works in the Medstar service area.

Click here for more information or to register.

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