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EMS Training: Southwestern College Continues TERT in Paramedic Program

By Shannon Arledge, CDP External Affairs Classrooms, textbooks, presentations and computers are possibly a student's most common expectation of a typical learning environment.  Recently, 24 students from Southwestern College in San Diego traded in their pens and notebooks for breathing apparatus, bulky gloves, rubber boots and protective suits. These students are enrolled in the college's paramedic program and attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. "This training provides our students a well-rounded exposure to current threats and better prepares us," says Loretta Contreras, an instructor with the college and a paramedic for...

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