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Nature Coast is Citrus Countys exclusive, not-for-profit, Advanced Life Support emergency responder and medical transportation provider.

Want to save lives? If so become an EMT / Paramedic. We offer classes to get you on your way to becoming a life saver today!

Feel in secure about being home alone, but want to live independently. Nature Coast EMS now has Medical Alert Systems.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Nature Coast Citizens Academy Starts Oct. 9th

Register today for a FREE inside look at what it's like to be a Paramedic or EMT

Join the professionals at Nature Coast EMS for a free, 6-week, hands-on opportunity to see and learn about what our paramedics and EMT heroes do every day in our community.

Learn first aid and critical, life-saving skills, like hands-only CPR for use in actual emergencies; see how paramedics serve in the field using skills like starting IVs, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillation of the heart and reading heart rhythms; experience what a full “code” looks like on our SIMMAN manikin; ride-along with Paramedics and EMTs during actual emergencies after graduation.

What more could you ask for?

Who can attend?This academy is designed for people 18 and older who are interested in learning more about emergency medical services in our community. To apply, simply fill out an application describing why you are interested in joining the Nature Coast EMS Citizens Academy. A criminal background check will be performed.

How to Register Visit our website at www.naturecoastems.org. Click on the Education box on the left hand side of the screen, then select "Sign up online" and search for the Citizens Academy class.

Citizens Academy Schedule:
Starts October 9th , 2018 6pm to 9pm Education Classroom B (3876 W. Country Hill Dr., Lecanto, FL)

  • Session 1 - Oct 9
    • Introduction
    • About Nature Coast EMS
  • Session 2 - Oct 16
    • Cardiology
    • Defibrillation
    • Reading heart rhythms
  • Session 3 - Oct 23
    • Special Operations
    • MCI - START Triage
    • Disaster Preparedness
  • Session 4 - Oct 30
    • Emergency First Aid
  • Session 5 - Nov 3
    • CPR and AED training
  • Session 6 - Nov 13
    • Putting everything together
    • SIMMAN
    • Academy graduation

Questions? Call Heather Yates at 352-249-4712.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing.

 

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