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PCMH paramedics recognized for 20 years of service

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TELL CITY – Darrel Riley, John Kleeman and Pat Lambert, employed as paramedics with Perry County Memorial Hospital, were recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered paramedics. This distinction is an honor held by few paramedics.
To maintain status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, they have completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive certification program for emergency medical technicians and paramedics in America.
They not only completed courses to refresh their fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing-education courses to advance their knowledge on new lifesaving skills.
“By maintaining their nationally registered status and completing regular continuing-education courses, they are among the few elite EMS personnel with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation,” a press release stated.
Riley, Kleeman and Lambert were nationally registered as paramedics in 1993 and have been serving Perry County since that time. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the national EMS certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.