February 18, 2022

Stewart’s Ambulance Service Donates Funds, Supplies

People pose for PEM donation
L-R: Dean Razzaboni, equipment manager; Don Welford, senior vice president of South Division; Keith Wilding, NHTI PEM department chair; and Stacy Meier, executive director and senior vice president of Lakes Division.

CONCORD, NH – NHTI – Concord’s Community College is pleased to announce that Stewart’s Ambulance Services has generously donated $4,500 to the Paramedic Emergency Medicine (PEM) program. The PEM program will use the money to purchase new mannequins to help keep the next generation of emergency responders learning at the cutting edge. In addition to the generous cash donation, Stewart’s made an in-kind donation of much needed equipment and supplies for students to use in practice labs and classroom instruction.

“Stewart’s is dedicated to supporting the next generation of skilled paramedics. NHTI is producing high-level providers on a consistent basis, and we could not be happier to help in any way we can. We are thankful for all the hard work of both the educational staff and the dedicated students. The future of paramedicine in New Hampshire is bright,” says Stacy Meier, Executive Director/Sr. Vice President of the Lakes Division and Don Welford, Sr. Vice President, South Division of Stewart’s Ambulance Service.

With over 500 graduates of the Paramedic Emergency Medicine program, it is nearly impossible to walk into a municipal fire or EMS department, local hospital, or walk-in clinic in New Hampshire and not find an NHTI-trained paramedic alum working there. NHTI PEM graduates are well-prepared for a wide variety of difficult emergency scenarios that they will encounter while working for local Police, Fire, EMS, and other medical facilities because of the high-quality education they receive, which includes having the necessary up-to-date equipment available for training.

L-R: Morgan Draus, Charlotte Pierce, Melissa LaPorte, freshman students and Stewart’s Ambulance employees

Keith Wilding, department chair said, “The PEM program is grateful for the support of our friends at Stewart’s Ambulance Service. The monetary donation will be used to replace well-worn airway mannequins and the supplies will help with training our future paramedics – including the Stewart’s employees in the freshman class: Morgan Draus (EMT), Charlotte Pierce (EMT), Melissa LaPorte (AEMT)!”

NHTI’s PEM program has been continuously educating paramedic students since 1977. The program combines medical courses, general education requirements, and specialty certifications taught by degreed-instructors using current equipment and a full-size ambulance simulator. Clinical rotations include on-site hospital supervisors and assigned field clinic preceptors in high-volume, fire-based, hospital-based, and private ambulance services in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For more information about the Paramedic Emergency Medicine program at NHTI, contact the department chair, Keith Wilding, at [email protected]. To donate to this fundraising effort, visit https://givenhcc.org/where-to-give/nhti/ To learn about other ways to support this program or other NHTI programs, contact the director of alumni and development, Laura Scott, at [email protected].


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