Students in the Volunteer State Community College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program in Cookeville had a 92 percent pass rate on the Paramedic National Registry written exam this summer. The national average for paramedic students is 69 percent. This is the national written exam that all paramedic students must pass to obtain their state EMS license. In addition, the program had a 100 percent pass rate on the psychomotor exam. Vol State teaches EMT and Paramedic classes at the Cookeville Higher Education Center (CHEC). For more information visit www.volstate.edu/EMS.
Left to right standing: Zach Crandall, Cookeville; William England, Sparta; Jessica Rogers, Baxter; Jason Barrett, Woodbury; Glynn Mullinix, Livingston; Sam Copeland, Cookeville; Jason Powell, Carthage; Zackary Gray, Murfreesboro; Matthew Melton, Auburntown; and Michaila Dye, Cookeville. Left to right sitting: Thomas Smith, Crossville; and Caleb Sells, Livingston.