CNM EMS Program Shows Community Spirit

March 27, 2013 -- Students in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at CNM undergo a rigorous three-term program on the way to their professional accreditation. Still, these students make time to get involved in the community and volunteer for good causes.
July 16, 2015

During the recent St. Patrick’s Day weekend, CNM EMS students attended a very popular event hosted by fire departments throughout New Mexico, the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.

Keying off the ubiquitous Irish-themed celebrations, St. Baldrick’s raises money by sponsoring men and women to shave their heads in support of children with cancer. The money raised goes directly to children with cancer in this geographic area. CNM participants raised over $600 in only two weeks.

CNMAmbulanceDonation.jpgJust as CNM gives to the community, the community also gives to CNM. The Sandoval County Fire Department recently donated an ambulance to the College.

The ambulance will be used by EMS students as a training vehicle. This will give CNM students  a realistic exposure to what it is like to manage critical and noncritical patients within the actual constraints of an EMS unit.

EMS Program Director Jessica Medrano was very grateful to SCFD for the donation. She also added that the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety has long enjoyed strong community support for EMS and its other programs, and will continue to nurture that relationship.

Click here to visit the CNM Emergency Medical Services Program