EMSResponder.com, CentreLearn and Emergency Preparedness Systems Announce Launch of RapidCE.com Helping Heroes Program
EMSResponder.com, CentreLearn Solutions and Emergency Preparedness Systems jointly announced the launch of the RapidCE.com Helping Heroes program, which offers certified first responders, EMTs and paramedics affected by the recession free continuing education to maintain their professional license or certification during their layoff or furlough.
“Across the nation, many EMS personnel are feeling the effects of the recession firsthand, in some cases even losing their jobs,” said James Eastham, Sc.D., chief executive officer of CentreLearn Solutions.
“It’s very important that everyone in the EMS industry find ways to help those who give so much to our communities,” added Scott Cravens, publisher of EMS Magazine and EMSResponder.com.
Greg Friese president of Emergency Preparedness Systems and a paramedic stated: “Maintaining EMS certification has real costs – I am honored to have this opportunity to help lighten the financial burden of EMS professionals who are out of work.”
Enrollment into the Helping Heroes program is available at www.rapidce.com/helpingheroes. Documentation of circumstances and EMS certification or licensure is required. Certified first responders, EMTs or paramedics who qualify will receive a free subscription to RapidCE.com, which offers unlimited access to more than 200 CECBEMS accredited continuing education lessons. CE certificates will be awarded after viewing a lesson and successfully completing a post-test.