Scholarships available for EMT course at VMH

 The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital has announced that it will be offering two full scholarships for individuals from the community to attend the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to beheld this fall at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
There is a need for more EMTs in the area so the hospital Auxiliary, in an effort to help recruit, will pay the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) college credit fee for two individuals this upcoming school year. The course will be taught in Waukon at Veterans Memorial Hospital two evenings per week. Some classes are held at NICC, plus, as part of the training, some hours are required at other medical facilities outside of Veterans Memorial Hospital. The course will begin in mid-September and conclude in April. A written and practical exam are then required, with licenses being awarded to all those with passing grades in both categories.
Upon completion of the course and obtaining the EMT license, these two individuals will then be hired by Veterans Memorial Hospital and will begin taking ambulance calls. EMTs are paid an hourly salary when they are on a call, plus an hourly “call time” salary is paid while EMTs are on call and are within the required five-minute response time.
The EMT profession is suitable for individuals who have recently become empty nesters or have taken early retirements, anyone who is seeking a rewarding, professional hobby, or would like a second job for additional income.
Applications for these EMT scholarships are available at the front desk of Veterans Memorial Hospital, as well as on the hospital’s website at
For more information, please contact Human Resources at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.