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June 21, 2013

Trinity EMS donates to NECC's Paramedic Technology Program

Trinity E.M.S. pledged $100,000 to Northern Essex Community College over the next five years to purchase equipment for the Paramedic Technology Program.

The program will be moving to NECC’s new Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center on Common Street in Lawrence, scheduled to open this fall.

In addition to the $100,000 pledge, Trinity EMS also donated an ambulance fully equipped with state-of-the-art emergency medicine equipment to the college. The ambulance is embedded in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center and will be used to train EMTs and paramedics.

“I’m committed to doing anything I can to help this college continue its good work,” said John Chemaly, president of Trinity E.M.S. “Our partnership with the college has benefited our company and the delivery of emergency medical care in the region.”

“Industry leaders like John Chemaly are committed to helping Northern Essex offer the very best in academic programming,” said Jean Poth, NECC vice president of institutional advancement. “This donation will allow us to train more individuals for jobs in emergency medicine.”

Northern Essex offers a certificate and associate degree in paramedic technology and a seven-credit basic EMT course through the iHealth program.

According to the US Bureau of Labor, employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

For more information contact Jean Poth at 978-556-3624 or jpoth@necc.mass.edu.

Yard sale/flea market is tomorrow

HAVERHILL —The Stevens-Bennet Home will hold a yard sale and flea market tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon.

Table rentals are available by calling 978-374-8861, ext. 221 or 222.

Proceeds benefit the home’s activity/recreation fund. The Stevens-Bennet Home is at 337 Main St.

Soccer registration is open

HAVERHILL —Online registration for the Fall 2013 In-Town soccer season is open until July 31.

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