Article by Phoenix writer Amir Jeudy, ’22:
An information session for the upcoming Kellenberg EMT course was held on Tuesday, May 18.
Mr. Ditrano, the program administrator at KMHS, has been running the EMT course here for nearly a decade. Hundreds of students from Kellenberg have begun their related studies and professions in Mr. Ditrano’s EMT course at Kellenberg.
Mr. Ditrano, AP for Activities Bro. Roger Poletti, S.M., and Athletic Director Mr. Fechtmann all provided insight and answered questions pertaining to the course.
Emergency Medical Technicians, better known as EMTs are individuals who provide crucial emergency medical care. They’re extensively trained to deal with strenuous out of hospital situations.
Due to the course’s difficulty and its limited space, the application process is very selective. Of the numerous juniors who attended the information session only 35 will be admitted into next year’s course.
These students will be evaluated and chosen on the basis of expressed interest, grades, and their responsibility. Though the course is difficult many juniors are looking forward to attacking that challenge and attaining crucial medical training.
While being an EMT is a very challenging pursuit, many Kellenberg juniors are welcoming that challenge. The course will be held over the span of the 2021-2022 school year and upon completion of a New York State final exam, students will be rewarded with a basic EMT certification.