Six students enrolled in Trinity Health’s First Response paramedic course have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from North Dakota EMS Foundation.
Foundation Director Mark Haugen presented the awards and commended students for their willingness to give back to North Dakota. “We recognize the vital role that EMS providers play in our communities, which is why our focus is to encourage EMS professionals to work in North Dakota, with a special emphasis on serving our rural communities.”
Those who received scholarships are completing practicums around the region: Anne Bosnjak, Jeffrey Fosburg and Brendan McMahon, all with Trinity Health First Response; Joshua Fick, Trinity Health First Response and Velva Ambulance Service; Cassandra Swenson, Rugby Emergency Medical Services; and Bianca Brien, Community Ambulance Service Rolla. All the students are attending college at Dakota College at Bottineau.
The North Dakota EMS Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and support prehospital emergency medical services across North Dakota. The Foundation is dedicated to the state’s EMS providers, and it places a major emphasis on the continued viability of individual rural providers and response groups.