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FirstHealth recognizes latest EMT Academy graduates

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PINEHURST — Seven graduates of FirstHealth’s third EMT academy were recognized during a special graduation ceremony on Dec. 14, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Pictured are (front row, from left): Patrick Riley II, FirstHealth Medical Transport; Hikary Estrada, FirstHealth Medical Transport; Kirsten Sampson, FirstHealth Chatham EMS; Jonathan Perez, FirstHealth Lee EMS; Joseph Coffman, FirstHealth Medical Transport; Beatric Bair, FirstHealth Medical Transport; (back row, from left) Donna Strong, Paramedic Academy coordinator; Barry Britt, administrative director FirstHealth EMS; Ashley Hernandez, class instructor; Matthew Prestwood, vice president, operations for Moore Regional Hospital; and Matthew Harmody, M.D., medical director, FirstHealth EMS.


All classes during the six-week course were taught at FirstHealth EMS, which is an accredited teaching institution by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Requirements for graduates included 192 classroom hours and 48 clinical hours (hospital and ambulance clinical time).

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