EMT Program Receives Ambulance Donation for Training

Submitted by Tiffani Nichols

Professional Medical Transport (PMT) and the Ramsey Community Services Foundation will donate an ambulance to the East Valley Institute of Technology at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The presentation will take place in the on the EVIT campus at 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa.

The ambulance will be housed in the mock ambulance bay of the new Health Sciences building that opened in August 2011 and will be used by students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program.

“Students will learn how to manage, clean, decontaminate, and stock supplies in an ambulance” said EMT instructor Traci Plough. “The ambulance will also be utilized for various medical scenarios and mock drills and aid in the training of future EMS professionals.”

For more than 20 years, the Ramsey Foundation has donated ambulances, supplies and equipment to various communities and educational institutions. “We take a great deal of pride in this tradition and the ability to help those in our communities”, said President Bob Ramsey.