Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy
Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for residents of the community to learn many different aspects of the skills utilized by Delta Ambulance Paramedics and EMTs.
This Academy is designed for people, who are interested in learning more about emergency medical services (EMS). Participants will need to complete a simple application, be 18 years of age, be willing to commit the necessary time and have no record of a felony.
After course completion, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along observing Delta paramedics and EMTs on actual emergencies.
The academy provides hands-on training, one evening per week, from 6-8PM, for 8 weeks. Instructors will demonstrate the skills of EMS crews. Participants will, with guidance, attempt a variety of EMT skills using mannequins for the purpose of understanding the role of the EMS professional.
Participants will use the training they received in the final session where they will treat a simulated patient in a mock patient-care scenario.
After CPR and AED training, academy participants will have the opportunity to ride along with a Delta Ambulance crew. A variety of daytime shifts are available.
- Introduction to Delta Ambulance; ambulance equipment
- Airway, respiratory emergencies
- Medical Emergencies, Pharmacology, IV’s
- Cardiology, Defibrillation, Reading Heart Rhythms
- Traumatic Emergencies, Emergency Childbirth
- Disaster Preparedness
- CPR & AED (automatic external defibrillator) Training
- Putting Everything Together, Code Drills, Academy ride-time
Graduates will receive CPR/AED training and a greater understanding of emergency medical services.
There is no cost to attend Delta’s Citizens Academy. If you are interested, would like to register for the next Academy or have questions please telephone our Director of Education: 207-861-4246 or mail: Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy, 29 Chase Avenue, Waterville, Maine 04901
A few of the comments from Academy participants:
“Enjoyed all the topics”
“Very Good and Informative class”
“Increased my understanding of what an ambulance crew can do”
“This has been a worthwhile class”
“Class environment and instructor style was inviting and comfortable”
“I have much respect for all of them and gratitude for the services they provide”
Two 2020 sessions are scheduled:
Session 1: 3/30/2020 – 5/18/2020 CANCELED (Covid-19)
Session 2: 9/21/2020–11/9/2020 CANCELED (Covid-19)
NO SESSIONS have been scheduled for 2021 – yet. When Covid settles down we will.
Please check back here from time to time.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THIS CITIZENS ACADEMY DOES NOT OFFER OR PROVIDE CERTIFICATION FOR PARTICIPANTS TO WORK AS EMTs OR RESPOND TO EMS CALLS.