Zachary Roberts recently completed exhaustive training in the Bahamas and the United States to attain his Emergency Medical Technician certification. Zach is a 2009 graduate of Forest Heights Academy, and is the son of Green Turtle residents April and Kevin Roberts.
His formal training began with forty hours of on-line courses, and twenty hours of classroom and hands on training in Green Turtle, administered by a veteran King County, Washington registered instructor. Then he completed even more textbook and on line training administered by the EMT & Fire Training Academy in Priest Lake, Idaho. Once he passed their online tests, it was off to Idaho for a full week of hands on training and testing. Passing this rigorous testing, he was awarded his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate.
He then applied for and passed the even more challenging interviewing and testing necessary to become a registered EMT with the US National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). This testing was all done by advanced level emergency medical personnel. This prestigious registration is recognized by virtually every state in the US and by The Bahamas.
The US NREMT registration allowed him to then become registered as an EMT in the Bahamas. His final step before starting his practice in The Bahamas is licensure by the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Health Professions Council, which is in process.
When fully licensed, Zach will be seeking employment in the private medical sector in Abaco. His goal is to practice, gain experience and serve his community, while continuing his education and training to become a paramedic. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.