An important milestone in the training and education focus of Brewster Ambulance Service occurred on April 21, 2016. Brewster Ambulance completed the purchase of CMTI, (Comprehensive Medical Training Institute, Inc.), an EMS-focused training provider offering world-class medical instruction to civilians and medical professionals. CMTI offers all-inclusive programs from EMT, paramedic and medical certification training to emergency preparedness and corporate consulting.
This new partnership emphasizes the importance Brewster Ambulance places on training and education for not only the Brewster Ambulance team and their career development, but also positions Brewster as an EMS leader in medical training and certification. The addition of CMTI to Brewster's training ranks enables Brewster to offer EMT and paramedic training classes and certification internally. Brewster will leverage professional relationships as the exclusive EMS and medical certification provider for major hospitals, colleges, businesses and municipalities. The addition of CMTI brings a level of accreditation and quality recognized at the state and federal levels, which helps Brewster further distinguish its emergency medical service delivery and training leadership.
Although purchased in whole by Brewster Ambulance, CMTI will retain the "CMTI" name due to accreditation assignment. Brewster is evaluating its current training and education programs to eliminate redundancy and enhance the overall training programs offered to our team, customers and the community.
Brewster Ambulance Commits to More EMS Training
The latest addition to training venues includes the new training center at Brewster Ambulance's 790 West Chestnut location in Brockton where a garage space has been converted to a part SIM-lab and classroom. The training center comfortably seats 40 students and contains an ambulance pulled out of service for training purposes. There also are two 60" high definition televisions in the front of the classroom and two 43" televisions at the perimeters to allow everyone to have a "front seat" view of instruction.
The training center is also being leased by other firms conducting industry and customer-related instruction, such as the Association of Professional Drone Pilots, a firm dedicated to drone pilot instruction and municipal program development for drone applications. Brewster Ambulance has several certified drone pilots as a result of graduating the Association's drone training program, and provides the Association drone usage best practices to help educate future pilots, from first responders to town managers and building inspectors. When called for, Brewster uses drones as aerial first responder support for their 911-emergency municipal customers Brockton, Quincy, Middleboro, Plymouth and Braintree and as of July 1, 2016, Taunton.
Brewster's new corporate headquarters in Weymouth will also house a state-of-the-art training center to offer more geographic choices for EMS training and education.
Creating Smarter, Safer Communities
Training and education is also offered to the communities Brewster Ambulance provides Smart911™ and 911-Emergency service. Compression-only CPR Take-Heart™ classes are regularly taught at area middle and high schools. Brewster also provides EMS training and education for hospital workers, such as Good Samaritan Hospital and others located around the South Shore region.
The future plan is to expand training into all of Brewster Ambulance Service customers, from nursing homes to hospitals to local communities. A well-trained and aware citizenship as well as professional EMS providers and first responders creates the safest and most responsive communities.
CMTI Course Schedule
More to Come as Brewster Gains EMS Education Momentum
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