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20 Emergency Medical Technician Students Receive Hazardous Material Awareness Certifications


Photo of EMT students(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • September 17, 2021)—Twenty Delaware County Community College students recently received certifications in Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Hazardous Material Awareness at the College’s Marple Campus. The certification indicates that they have successfully completed four hours of training in recognizing and identifying hazardous materials at emergency scenes, as well as being able to recognize if a person has been contaminated by a hazardous material.

Delaware County Community College is a satellite Educational Training Agency for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, which is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Standing in front of the College’s ambulance simulator, which is used for training purposes, are the following:

Summer II Day Class certificate recipients include from left: Aaron Kostyk (Ridley Park), Kyle Shieh (Villanova), Nina Kaur (Brookhaven), Naveen Gooneratne (Wynnewood), Katherine Ekas (Newtown Square), Nathan McCall (Havertown), Robert Weimer (Marple), Brittny Johnson (Havertown), Joseph Schaefer-Ferrara (Media), Arden Turner (Springfield), Jayson Davis (Philadelphia), and Hannah Driscoll (Wallingford).

Summer I Night Class certificate recipients include from left: Ashley Pezza (Havertown), Devon Verdi (Philadelphia), Jason Kreider (Phoenixville), Johnson Akou-Adjei (Drexel Hill), Rebecca Affleck (Folsom), Andrea Scota (Havertown), Kristen Kennedy (Drexel Hill), and Ivonne Sophia Hernandez-Gutierrez (Pomeroy).

Funding for the College’s ambulance simulator was awarded through the U.S. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The federal grant is administered in Pennsylvania by the Commonwealth’s Department of Education.

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