|EMT classes are available, independent from the Fire Science curriculum at Hawai'i Community College|
in Hilo and Kona. Photo from HCC-Hilo
TRAINING MORE PEOPLE TO BE EMT's, with emergency medicine knowledge and skills, will ultimately create a safer community, says Jack Minassian, Associate Professor of Fire Science at Hawai'i Community College in Hilo. As HCC in Hilo and Kona announced their new programs, he said, “Having as many personnel embedded in the community with the knowledge to provide emergency medical care until the ambulance arrives could make the difference between life or death.”EMT training was previously offered only within the Fire Science Associate Degree program, but now students have the option of focusing on EMT training without enrolling in the Fire Science courses.
Upon successful completion of EMT training, students qualify to take the National Registry EMT test for Certification. However, they will need additional hours for licensure from the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Those additional hours will be provided at the Manono Campus in Hilo in partnership with Kapi‘olani Community College.
Four courses totaling 16.1 credits are required. They are English 100: Composition I; Health 125: Survey of Medical Terminology; Fire 250: Emergency Medical Technician; Fire 251: Emergency Medical Technician Practicum.
To learn more about the EMT courses and applying for admissions, contact Counselor Kenoa Dela Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-934-2658.
THE COUNCIL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT HAS RECEIVED A HAWAI'I TOURISM AUTHORITY CONTRACT. A statement from HTA says, "Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the state agency responsible for holistically managing tourism, has awarded a new contract for a comprehensive range of brand management and visitor education services for the Hawaiian Islands in the United States market, as well as support services shared by Hawai‘i’s brand management teams worldwide."
HTA issued a Request for Proposal for the United States market on April 15. A list of finalists was determined, and presentations were made to an evaluation committee comprised of HTA, community and industry leaders.
HTA announced that it will negotiate a multi-year contract with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement which will commence on June 30 and end on Dec. 31, 2024, with HTA having the option to extend the agreement for an additional two years.
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is also hosting its 21st annual Native Hawaiian Convention, Hulihia, from July 19-22 with four days of cultural presentations, workshops, leadership
discussions, networking, and more. It will be held at Sheraton Waikiki. Its announcement said that for Hulihia, Transforming Hawai'i: "As we reflect on Hawai‘i’s history, we see moments that are ripe for hulihia, windows where deep transformation will occur. There is perhaps no better time than today, in the anticipated wake of COVID-19, to boldly transform Hawai’i."
|Kuhio Lewis, President and CEO of Council for |
Native Hawaiian Advancement.
Sponsors range from Office of Hawaiian Affairs to Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Hawaiian Electric, three major banks in Hawaiʻi to Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is led by its CEO Kuhio Lewis. See more at See www.hawaiiancouncil.org.