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National EMS Academy celebrates 15 years in Acadiana

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 18:53:52-04

Officials with Acadian Ambulance and SLCC are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the National EMS Academy.

The academy has trained three-thousand medics since its opening in 2003 creating more opportunities in the medical field here in Acadiana.

With the help of the program, Acadian has been able to send out 20 ambulances to Georgia and Florida to assist with the hurricane aftermath.

“If we didn’t have this kind of training program, we wouldn’t have the manpower to be able to handle these kinds of disaster situations,” Richard Zuschlag, co-founder and CEO, Acadian Ambulance. “So we feel very fortunate here at Acadian to have an education system that provides very professionally trained EMP and paramedics.”