PONTIAC – The biggest complaint from rural fire departments and emergency service providers is a lack of trained volunteers.
One hospital wants to change that.
OSF Saint James in Pontiac is offering an “EMT Basic” class online.
The course includes a weekly test to assess skills.
While this is an online class, there are 8 hours of in-class time at Saint James Hospital for certifications and skills validation.
The class has space for up to 40 students.
Officials say moving to an online portal will help anyone with a full time job or other commitments get certified.
Classes start February 13th and there is still room available.