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College marks emergency medical training partnership with NLR Fire Department

College marks emergency medical training partnership with NLR Fire Department

October 16, 2019
University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College and the North Little Rock Fire Department cohosted a press conference Oct. 16 to announce their ongoing partnership to enhance the education and training of Paramedics and EMT’s who respond to emergencies.

The press event in the lobby of the Center for Humanities and Arts was attended by NLR Mayor Joe Smith; Chief of Staff Danny Bradley; NLR Fire Department Assistant Chief Beau Buford; numerous firefighters and other first responders, and a cohort of UA-PTC students from the Emergency Medical Sciences program.

“We have found a permanent home with the UA – Pulaski Tech Emergency Medical Sciences Program,” declared Chief Beau Buford.

The college began talks with UAMS to locate the program at UA-PTC in 2017. The first students transferred here last year, and then the college accepted the first new cohort of 27 students into the credit-bearing program. 14 of those students are from the North Little Rock Fire Department.

“What a success this partnership has created,” said NLR Mayor Joe Smith. “I’m very proud that my administration could be a part of it.”

Learn more about the UA-PTC EMS programs at www.uaptc.edu/ems.

Photo Caption: From left, Dr. Marico Howe, UA-PTC Dean of Math and Sciences; NLR Mayor Joe Smith; NLR Fire Dept Assistant Chief Beau Buford; and UA-PTC Chancellor Margaret Ellibee.
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