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Hundreds of CE hours earned over weekend

Dozens of EMTs entered the Danville Area Training Center (DATC) before 8 a.m. on Friday, February 9 for the start of Super CE Weekend.

"This is our 7th annual event like this," Executive Director Tommy Pruett said. "We had approximately 45 or more students in each class."

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, classes were offered each hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Many courses were hands-on and allowed EMTs to practice their skills during different scenarios. Topics such as fire scene standby, CPR, community paramedicine, human trafficking and drone technology were covered.

The Virginia Office of EMS requires EMTs to take continuing education classes to become re-certified. AN EMT-Basic needs 40 CE hours and a paramedic needs 60 CE hours every two years.

Danville Fire Department, Ringgold Fire & Rescue, Mount Cross Volunteer Fire Department and numerous other local agencies joined Danville Life Saving Crew members to receive CE hours over the weekend.

For more information on classes offered through the Danville Area Training Center, visit

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