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DeSoto County EMT Class recognized

As part of Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, proclamations were issued to 13 graduates of the county’s initial Basic EMT Class. 

Supervisor Mark Gardner presents County EMS Director Mark Davis a copy of the proclamation recognizing Davis’ work in establishing the Basic EMT Class.
(Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

DeSoto County EMS Director Mark Davis saw a need for qualified EMS personnel in DeSoto County, so set about developing and creating an EMT Class that would be state-approved. 

Lead instructor Danny Etchyson is congratulated by Supervisor Jessie Medline for his work with the Basic EMT Class. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

Davis and paramedic Danny Eytchison taught the 216-hour class. 

The students went on to take the Mississippi EMT Certification examination, which county officials said reflected the type of training they received during the Basic EMT Class.  

The graduates of DeSoto County’s first Basic EMT Class are joined by the Board of Supervisors, EMS Director Mark Davis, and lead instructor Danny Etchyson.
(Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

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One thought on “DeSoto County EMT Class recognized

  • Well done Mark Davis and Danny Etchyson! The need for heath care servants is significant in Desoto County and your contribution will go a long way. You are in inspiration!

    Congratulations graduates and welcome to the family of health care servants!

    Tina Smith, FNP-BC
    Trinity Health Center
    Primary Care for the Uninsured of Desoto County
    6935 Windchase Road
    Horn Lake MS 38637


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