AMR celebrates 15 new EMT graduates

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The American Medical Response Early While You Learn Program celebrated a new class of EMTs Monday morning with special honors for one who already secured status as a local healthcare hero.

Sixteen new EMTs were honored at MGM, in collaboration with the City of Springfield. Graduate Nathan Alejandro was also honored for providing immediate care to a baby moments after it was born in the Forest Park area of Springfield last month.

“It was crazy, the baby was completely blue when we got there, wasn’t moving, wasn’t crying, nothing, so immediately we stimulated the baby, suctioned the airway, as soon as it started breathing, perfectly fine, turned pink, the baby was normal, cried for like five minutes which is always a good sign, but other than that yeah it was just very crazy, it was a good experience, and now I know next time what to do and what to expect,” said Alejandro.

At the time of the birth, Alejandro was doing his observation time in the field.

The Earn While You Learn program is designed to ease the transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals by allowing trainees to be full-time employees while taking certification courses.

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