PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDParkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak addresses the students graduating from the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMT program at the high school. Stephen Hall, director of education with the ambulance corps is at the right. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Larry Wiersch, chief executive officer with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, shared his experience as an EMT during the 1970s with the class. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Stephen Hall, director of education for Cetronia Ambulance Corps; and Chris Peischl, operations chief with the ambulance corps are shown with Eric Gopen, social studies teacher and EMT class advisor, who also received his emergency medical technician certificate. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Four graduates — Shania White, Miranda Socca, Samantha Clauser and Hamza Kurtali — signed letters of intent with the ambulance corps agreeing to join as either volunteers or paid EMTs. Ambulance Corps CEO Larry Wiersch congratulates the students. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Cetronia Ambulance Corps Emergency Medical Technician Class of 2018, Parkland High School graduates: include (front) Shania White, Miranda Socca, Samantha Clauser, Hamza Kurtali, (middle) Stephen Hall from the ambulance corps, Lal Kiw, Maria Crilley, Ruth Bernabel, Rileigh Schalter, Yazam Kifaieh, Chris Peischl, with the ambulance corps, (back) Eric Gopen, teacher, Stephen Penchishen, Megan Fink, Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Ambulance corps offers EMT class at high school
Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, in cooperation with Parkland School District, offered a yearlong emergency technician class at the high school.
This was the first class of its type in eastern Pennsylvania.
Cetronia Operations Manager Chris Peischl and Director of Education Stephen Hall, instructed the 13 Parkland seniors.
Social studies teacher and volunteer firefighter in Lower Macungie Township Eric Gopen served as advisor for the group.
Gopen also received his emergency medical technician graduation certificate from the ambulance corps.