WILLIAMSPORT—At today’s final Penn State home football game, several student paramedics from a Valley school will be helping out. Students in Penn College of Technology’s paramedic program have been joining Penn State Emergency Medical Services at each home game this season.
The students work alongside the EMS personnel to provide care for anyone who gets sick or needs quick medical treatment. Typically, the medical team responds to about 100 calls during a game. Up to four Penn College paramedic students are assigned to each game.
Students are pursing certificates in paramedic technology, associate’s degrees in emergency medical services, or bachelor’s degrees in applied health studies. Students have helped out at all seven home games this year. Local students include Devon Smith of Montoursville.