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NNAAP

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)

NNAAP

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is the largest nurse aide certification exam program in the United States.  The NNAAP consists of two sections: a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration component. The oral portion is offered in English and Spanish. 

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National EMS Week 2015

National EMS Week 2015

National EMS Week 2015

The 41st annual EMS Week is celebrated May 17 – 23, 2015.  EMS Week was developed when President Gerald Ford declared the first National Emergency Medical Services Week in November of 1974, to celebrate EMS professionals and the work they do every day responding to medical emergencies.  Later, EMS Week was moved to May in order to separate it from Fire Prevention Week, as the majority of fire and EMS services believed that having two events back to back hurt the effectiveness of each program.

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2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Dear U.S. Training Network,

Last week, the world’s top experts in resuscitation and cardiovascular science convened to assess their evidence reviews gathered throughout the past five years. As a collective group, they are working to finalize the development of an international consensus on science and treatment recommendations for 2015.

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Paramedic Job Opening

Open Position for Paramedic

Paramedic Job Opening

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners has just posted for the position of Paramedic (Non Fire Certified).  This latest job posting is different from recent postings in that many of the pre-hire requirements have been moved to post hire (EVOC, ICS classes, PHTLS, PALS, etc.).  

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What Should You Know About West Palm Beach Fire Rescue?

FIRE-LOGO-200x200In 1894, a small village had grown and the state of Florida granted a petition to form the city of West Palm Beach. By the time incorporation came about in November, fires had already become common. That is when the Fire Department was organized.
The Flagler Alerts were the first firefighters in South Florida. The volunteers received their moniker in honor of Henry Flagler, the man who had donated the very first firefighting equipment. Those donations included a hand pulled hose reel and a hand drawn and operated pump to supply water to fight fires.

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