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Huron Valley Ambulance 'Behind the Scenes' Class Offers Insider's View of EMS

The interactive six-week program will give participants a chance to explore emergency medical services in a fast-paced environment.

Are you interested in a behind the scenes look at Huron Valley Ambulance? The company is registering residents for its "HVA Behind the Scenes" class.

The free interactive six-week program will give participants a chance to explore what it takes to provide emergency medical services to HVA's multi-county service area.

HVA Behind the Scenes participants learn how 911 medical calls are dispatched, train in the latest first aid and CPR techniques, and visit Pittsfield Public Safety for an up-close look at fire and police operations. Additional HVA Behind the Scenes activities include:  

  • A tour of the HVA facility, including the 911 Communication Center.
  • Training for American Heart Association Heartsaver and First Aid certifications.
  • Demonstrations of the life-saving skills HVA paramedics use in emergencies.

The classes run for six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting April 3 through May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at HVA's headquarters, located at 1200 State Circle in Pittsfield Township.

Classes on April 10 and May 1 run until 9:30 p.m. The April 17 class will be held at the Pittsfield Department of Public Safety, 6227 W. Michigan Ave., in Pittsfield Township.

Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Registration is open to residents in any of HVA's service areas. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Participants can register at hva.org. For more information, call Jason Trojan at 734-477-6781 or email jtrojan@emergenthealth.org

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