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Left image: EMT apprentices in uniform outside of a building around a stretcher; right image: EMT apprentices working on a dummy outside on a lawn



Guardian Ambulance


Florence, South Carolina



Apprenticed Occupation:

Emergency Medical Technician

Education Provider:

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Guardian Ambulance proudly celebrates Apprenticeship Month and its success with the South Carolina Technical College System is an example of collaboration that works. Over the past three years, Guardian Ambulance has forged a fruitful partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), leading to the graduation of four successful EMT classes, with the fifth class set to graduate at the end of this month.

FDTC's exceptional EMT apprenticeship program has achieved remarkable success, notably boasting a 100% pass rate on the NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) exam for their last graduating class, on their very first attempt. This outstanding achievement is a testament to the dedication of FDTC's instructors, Guardian Ambulance Service's commitment to training, and, above all, the exceptional aptitude and hard work of the students. Guardian Ambulance looks forward to continuing this thriving partnership with FDTC, nurturing the development of outstanding EMTs who will make a significant impact in the field of emergency medical services.

Jason D. Cooke, MBA, Vice President of Operations, Guardian Ambulance

Through our invaluable partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College, we’ve not only trained exceptional EMTs but have set a new standard for success in the field. Our high pass rates on the NREMT, 100% for the most recent class, is a testament to the dedication of our students, the expertise of FDTC’s instructors, and the unwavering commitment of Guardian Ambulance. Together, we are shaping the future of emergency medical services, one talented graduate at a time.