(WKTV) - The Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps will offer students interested in health care an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the health field with the Junior Membership Program.
Those interested can register between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the COCVAC Health & Safety Expo at North Star Orchards in Westmoreland, or online at covac.org/juniormember.
The program is for local middle and high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Participants will learn how to work as a team while conducting health care-related tasks used by EMTs, nurses and doctors.
There will also be a chance to achieve certification in CPR, first aid and the incident command system.
Those over 16 will have the opportunity to become a New York State certified first responder, which is one level below an EMT.
The students will typically meet twice a month from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps.