The Eastern Sierra Foundation awarded 24 full scholarships for Inyo County volunteer firefighters and search and rescue team members to complete an emergency medical technician program at Cerro Coso Community College this semester.
The total value of scholarships awarded was nearly $15,000.
The Eastern Sierra Foundation joined the Big Pine Fire Protection District, Big Pine Schools, and Cerro Coso Community College to make the course available, accessible, and affordable for our local volunteers who already dedicate their time and energy to protecting Inyo County residents and visitors.
The EMT program requires nearly 200 hours of class time and skills practice.
After completion of the course, EMT certification requires passing the National Registry EMT Exam as well.
Thank you to all the volunteers for taking on this additional, important, and onerous responsibility on behalf of our entire community – we appreciate you!