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New class of paramedics

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Life Line team members proudly display credentials they earned in April.

Submitted photo Life Line team members proudly display credentials they earned in April.

PRESCOTT - On April 4 eight Life Line Ambulance team members graduated from the paramedic program at Yavapai College, with six taking and passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians credentialing exam.

The six new paramedics are Wyatt Bramble, Corey Noeldner, Troy LeMmon, Brett Poliakon, Jessie Gillihan and Jim Gillihan.

"We are very proud of their accomplishments," said Glenn Kasprzyk, Chief Operating Officer for Life Line Ambulance. "It's very tough to work full-time as an EMT-Basic, as all of these people were doing, and complete the paramedic program."

Along with course work, paramedic students are required to spend 12 hours each week in a clinical setting to practice their skills. The classes themselves involved written and practical testing.

"Anyone in this business anywhere in the country knows paramedics are in high demand," he said. "It's always much better if we can train and keep our own - we know them, we trust their work and we have watched them grow both personally and professionally. In many ways, we share their accomplishments."

Life Line Ambulance is the largest ground ambulance service in northern Arizona. Established in 1956, the company services more than 9,000 square miles in Yavapai County, Coconino County and the northwest corner of Maricopa County. Life Line currently has 11 strategically placed stations and employs a staff of approximately 200, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians and registered nurses, along with a support staff of professional dispatchers, customer service, human resource, accounting and fleet personnel.

For more information, visit the Life Line Ambulance Web site at

www.lifelineaz.com.

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