Bullitt County Public Schools had 5 current students and 1 alumnus from its EMT Program attend the Chamber’s Annual First Responders Luncheon on September 8th. Students from North Bullitt High School’s JROTC Program also participated in the event by serving as the color guard to present our state and national flags before the singing of the national anthem.
BCPS EMT students in attendance were:
Ally McCaslin, BCPS EMT Program alumnus
“It was awesome for our current students to participate in honoring the first responders throughout our county and for them to be able to meet one of our first cohort graduates, Ally McCaslin,” said Area Technology Center (ATC) Principal, Mr. Darrell Vincent. McCaslin attended the luncheon in her official capacity as a full-time EMS in Bullitt County. She is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT for both Nichols and Lebanon Junction and is part of a search and rescue team. McCaslin is currently taking an AEMT course and is hopeful to begin Medic school next year to complete additional training.
While at the luncheon, current BCPS EMT students were able to network with Chamber staff as well as local law enforcement officers, paramedics, and fire department officials. Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, provided the keynote address.
ATC Principal, Mr. Darrell Vincent, had this to say about the EMT Program in Bullitt County, “The EMT program is a model program in the state of Kentucky as it is a partnership between the Area Technology Center, Bullitt County Public Schools, Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Bullitt County EMS, and Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC). We are now in our third year of the program that has yielded several students completing their national certifications and working to fill our EMT shortage in Bullitt County. This is one of the unique programs offered in Bullitt County with JCTC to provide opportunities for our students to embark on a rewarding career and to serve a need in their home community.”
BCPS is proud to be able to offer such unique and rewarding opportunities for its students.