Tuesday marked the first day of county EMT training. The course will meet 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Hillsboro City Building until May.
EMS director JoAnn Knak said 15 pre-registered for the class, and that number is likely to fluctuate based on late additions or cancellations.
Individuals from Peabody, Florence, Lincolnville, Tampa, Marion, and Hillsboro have registered, Knak said. She added that the most pressing need for EMTs is currently in Peabody.
The AEMT course concluded Sept. 6. Initially Knak told the newspaper that five of six enrollees passed the final exam. She later found out that all six passed.