McGregor Memorial EMS in the News
Three persons increase training level for Durham Ambulance Corps
In Foster's Online
Thursday, November 11, 2004
DURHAM — The Durham Ambulance Corps increased its ability to deliver advanced life support to Durham, Lee, Madbury residents with the addition of three more advanced-level emergency providers.
Three area men, Greg Worsman, Martin Castle and Scott Powers, are volunteers with the ambulance corps and increased their level of training.
Worsman recently completed 13 months of intensive training to become a paramedic, the highest level of pre-hospital emergency provider. In addition to volunteering with the corps since 1999, he serves with Exeter Hospital paramedic intercept services.
Castle increased his provider level to emergency medical technician-intermediate, allowing him to offer key advanced life-saving procedures. Castle has volunteered with the corps since 2002 and he also serves on the Lee Fire Department. He is a guidance counselor at Dover High School.
Powers, a UNH student, also became a certified EMT-intermediate, and also volunteers for Milford Ambulance.
"The addition of Greg, Martin and Scott complements the dramatic expansion we have experienced over the past year in our (advanced life support) team," said Artie Boutin, training specialist with the corps. "This offers enormous advantages, including the ability to deliver increased capacity for large events, such as UNH graduations, and mass casualty incidents, such as a train derailment."
With the advanced training, the 47 volunteers with the corps consists of eight paramedics; 14 EMT-intermediates; and 25 EMT-basics.