Cardinal Gibbons EMT and EMR Students Learn From Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
Kristin Hanke

The classroom recently moved outdoors for more than 50 students in the Cardinal Gibbons Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. The program, which focuses on hands-on experience within the emergency services field, included a visit from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Thursday, January 20. Ninth through 12th graders enrolled in the EMT Program learned about the equipment involved with the fire department’s ladder truck and rescue vehicle. “It’s beneficial to bring the local fire department on campus for these demonstrations so the EMT and EMR students can see firsthand how the skills they are learning, along with the equipment they are learning to use, are put to use by the first responders that service their communities,” said lead instructor Omar Jirau. The program aims for monthly demonstrations. Cardinal Gibbons is the first private school in Broward County to offer a four-year EMT Program in partnership with Barry University’s Emergency Service Program, Holy Cross Hospital, and the Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Fire Departments. Upon completion of the EMT Program, students will be prepared to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam (NREMT).

Learn more about the EMT Program at Cardinal Gibbons