High School Students Learn to Become Emergency Medical Responders

NCC provides EMR resources for East Stroudsburg

Mia Rossi,

High school students studying at East Stroudsburg’s North and South High Schools can get college level training and earn college credits before they even step foot on campus. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program is being offered to these schools for the first time this semester. Students sign up through the high school, and the program began on February 5, 2019.


NCC is providing instructors, equipment, textbooks, and other instructional materials. Faculty and staff at NCC are teaching the courses in the program, including John Evans, Scott Goodale, and Alyson Powell.


Parkland School District offered an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program in 2018, and East Stroudsburg School District caught wind of this. To get students excited about emergency medical services programs, NCC offered this program partnership to East Stroudsburg School District. In order to fit into their class schedule, the schools opted for the EMR program, which is only about half as long as an EMT program.


The program lasts about three months, and currently there are 17 students enrolled in the program at North High School and 18 students at the South High School. East Stroudsburg School District is hoping to offer the EMT program for their students again in fall 2019. 


According to instructor for the program, NCC’s emergency services program manager, John Evans, “Local emergency services are interested in recruiting students once they complete the program.  Many students plan to continue on to careers in the medical field.”