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13 graduate from FirstHealth paramedic academy

Graduates of the fourth FirstHealth paramedic academy. See names in the story. Photo by FirstHealth

Thirteen graduates of FirstHealth’s fourth paramedic academy were recognized during a special graduation ceremony held Nov. 10 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Pictured are (front row, from left) graduate Brittni Prince, FirstHealth Lee EMS; graduate Isaiah Trickett, FirstHealth Medical Transport; graduate Dillan Hurd, FirstHealth Montgomery EMS; graduate Maranda York, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; graduate Rachel Basset, FirstHealth Lee EMS (middle row) graduate Kern Browne, FirstHealth Lee EMS ; Donna Strong, academy coordinator; graduate Chip Bryant, FirstHealth Montgomery EMS; graduate Katelyn Burrow, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; graduate Madison Gaines, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; graduate Carson Garner, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; graduate Justin Johnson, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; (back row) graduate Megan Baker, FirstHealth Medical Transport; Barry Britt, administrative director, FirstHealth EMS; graduate Thomas Rouse, FirstHealth Lee EMS; and Matthew Harmody, M.D., medical director, FirstHealth EMS.


The paramedic academy, which is offered through Fayetteville Technical Community College, lasts 44 weeks and includes more than 1,200 hours of classes, labs and clinical work. Labs were held at the Spring Lake campus, and field and hospital clinical rotations were completed at multiple FirstHealth locations.

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