The CCEMS Talent Pipeline Begins as Early as High School

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CCEMS Clinical Coordinator, Jonathan Coyle, Shows Wunsche High School Students Around an Ambulance

The talent pipeline to Cypress Creek EMS can begin as early as ninth grade. CCEMS facilitates basic Emergency Medical Technician programs in three area school districts (Klein, Spring and Tomball). Here’s a sample EMT course description from Tomball ISD.

During their preparation which begins in the 9th grade, students are required to have 72 hours of experience on Cypress Creek ambulances and 24 total hours of practicum in a hospital emergency room.

IMG_1990Recently, several groups of EMT students from Carl Wunsche High School came to Cypress Creek’s Charles R. Hooks Education Center for orientation.

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Jonathan Coyle of CCEMS Explains Some Medical Equipment

Successful students in this program can graduate from high school ready to take the National Registry (NREMT) test to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic). They cannot take the test, however, until they are 18 years of age.

Some go on to attend the CCEMS Academy to become a Paramedic. Others go on to become Nurses and, in some cases, Doctors. Many of our grads are working today in EMS, doctor’s offices and hospitals across the greater Houston area.