Newest Paramedics Ready to Report for Duty

Paramedics-Dec-5-2013The Emergency Medical Services Academy of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, which trains most paramedics who serve south Lake County communities, graduated its 20th class on Dec. 5 during a program at the hospital’s Marian Education Center.

Shown (bottom row, from left) are Enrique Lopez, of Crown Point; Alexandria Vuckovic, of St. John; Brandon Newcomb, of Lowell; Lynn Broe, of Crown Point, who also was class valedictorian; and Daniel Sanchez, of Valparaiso.

Also shown (top row, from left) are Rob Dowling, EMS Academy director; Austin DeWees, of Rensselaer; Keith Boersma, of Dyer; Jeremy Kalizae, of Lowell; Cory Miller, of Valparaiso; Christopher Craft, of Merrillville; Allen Soppet, of Lowell; Jeff Kish, of Crown Point; Steve Fugoi, academy primary instructor; and Stevan Vuckovic, D.O., academy medical director, who also serves in the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Not pictured is graduate Mark Humpfer, of Schererville.