Firefighters from the Division of Fire and Rescue together with the personnel from the Division of Marine Law Enforcement and the Palau Public Utilities Company (PPUC) are undergoing a two-month Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class at the Palau Community College starting June 18.

Kapiʻolani Community College Paramedic Edward “Chico” Caballero and Kayla Rebluud and Neithan Adelbai from the Division of Fire & Rescue of the Bureau of Public Safety served as instructors for the program.

Based on a press statement issued by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to the media, it was stated that the program is in adherence to the newly passed law, RPPL 10-9, that requires all ambulance providers to be duly certified as EMTs “in order to render and provide continuous care” while transporting emergency patients to the hospital.

Upon completion of the class, the Board of Health Professionals will issue certifications to the participants as EMTs. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)