Lake Stevens Fire recently received a grant from the Medic One Foundation that will fund the entire tuition for one student to attend Harborview’s Paramedic Training Program this fall. This is a great career opportunity and three firefighter candidates went through the testing process. Testing consisted of a written exam, an assessment center, an oral interview panel, and finally a chief’s interview.
Fire Chief Lingenfelter commented, “All three firefighters did a great job throughout the testing process and my congratulations goes to Firefighter Lisa Defenbaugh who has been awarded the opportunity to attend paramedic training at Harborview. I know she will represent the department well and we look forward to her return to Lake Stevens Fire in her new role as a paramedic.”
Harborview’s Paramedic Training Program is known for producing quality paramedics with their intense training, hands on experience, and high expectations. The program consists of class time, paramedic ride-a-longs, hospital shifts, research studies and multiple hours of homework each night.
Harborview has the highest save rate for cardiac arrest in the nation and they are on the cutting edge of medicine with their continual research of medical procedures. Each medic student will see over 500 patients during their training which will take almost one year to complete.
Congratulations again to Firefighter Lisa Defenbaugh on this new challenge.