Meskwaki Nation EMT Classes to Begin September 16

The Meskwaki Nation Emergency Medical Services will be offering EMT Certification Classes to interested persons who meet listed requirements.

Evening classes begin on Monday, September 16, 2019.

*Class openings are limited!

Please schedule an interview if interested. Contact information, email, or, or you may leave a voicemail with Shawn at (641) 484-1630.

Interview Dates: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th and TUESDAY AUGUST 27th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Casino.

The goal of MN EMS is to add dedicated, professional, committed and caring people to our volunteer MNEMS responder group.

Core Requirements:

  • ALL Meskwaki citizens and descendants are eligible to apply
  • Prefer – Proficiency in communicating in the Meskwaki Native language
  • Must be 18 years of age when applying for the national and state EMT certifying license following successful course completion.
  • Must submit proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Provide a copy of childhood immunizations that include 2 TB (Tuberculosis) tests, Hepatitis B immunization or immunity, annual influenza vaccination or documentation of medical refusal. Two -MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Pertussis vaccinations.
  • Include a cover letter and resume.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance
  • Must agree to a background check.
  • Documentation of a physical in the last year.
  • Current certification in CPR – Basic Life Support (free two hour classes available through MBCH, Shawn Card Lead EMT/CPR instructor
  • Residency requirements will be discussed during the interview

Class details:

  • Classroom duration is approximately 20 weeks – plan on a minimum of six months participation.
  • Two evening classes will be held each week on Monday and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm held at MBCH. *Extra classes will be scheduled as needed for skills practice and proficiency.
  • Attendance is critical
  • Instructor: Dustin Draisey, BA, NRP, CCP with Mary Greely Mobile Intensive Care Services.
  • Following successful completion of classroom hours, Clinical Rotations will be scheduled at pre-approved medical sites.
    • Rotations through an Emergency Department and a transporting area ambulance service are required to obtain patient contact hours prior to final EMT testing and certification.
  • More detailed information will be shared during the interview process and during class.