The school system would partner with Fauquier’s emergency services department to hire an instructor and offer the class to students 16 and older, mostly juniors and seniors, Ms. Frye explained.
The idea stemmed from a discussion with county Fire/Rescue Chief Darren Stevens and the success of an independent study course. This semester, four high school students take an EMT class three days a week through the emergency services department.
The proposal would bring an EMT instructor into the schools.
“Anything we can do to get more young people interested in volunteering and the potential to enter into a career workforce, whether it be here or surrounding jurisdictions,” would help, Mr. Stevens said.