COLUMBUS, OH — 4 October 2017 — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is proud to recognize Mr. Drew Piehl as the first person to renew his National EMS Certification during the 2017-18 recertification season.
Mr. Piehl, an Emergency Medical Technician of Poynette, WI, was the first Nationally Certified EMS professional to successfully complete the recertification process after the 2017-18 recertification period opened on Sunday.
"It is good to see EMS providers recognize the value of maintaining National EMS Certification," said NREMT Chief Certification Officer Jeremy Miller. "Congratulations to Mr. Piehl for his initiative and dedication."
National EMS Certification is offered at four levels and must be maintained biennially by demonstrating continued education and skills competence.
Mr. Piehl has been a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician since 2010.
The recertification period for EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics opens on October 1 each year and runs until March 31. About 150,000 personnel are due to recertify during the 2017-18 season.
Mr. Piehl received a commemorative letter from the NREMT in recognition of his diligence.
About the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Since its founding in 1970, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) has offered the nation assurance that the men and women providing emergency treatment in the out-of-hospital setting are capable of providing the care that patients and their loved ones deserve. As the Nation’s EMS Certification organization, the NREMT provides psychometrically-valid proof of entry-level competence for Nationally Certified EMS personnel through rigorous cognitive and psychomotor examinations. National EMS Certification is offered at four levels and must be maintained biennially by demonstrating continued education and skills competence. To date, the NREMT has certified more than 1.8 million EMS professionals.
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