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Junior Paramedics






In 2005, the City and County of Honolulu's Emergency Medical Services division launched its award winning Junior Paramedic program. During the months of June and July, high school students learn the basic life support skills of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and first aid.  Upon completion of the program, participants will have obtained their American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid certification. 


During the program, the Junior Paramedics are exposed to the broader field of public safety through interactions with the Honolulu Fire Department, the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division and other city, state and federal agencies. The students are also introduced to techniques, theories and principles utilized in emergency pre-hospital care as well as concepts directly related to injury prevention.


During a typical week, the Junior Paramedics spend four days in the classroom, listening to lectures and learning new skills. At the end the week the Junior Paramedics are given an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a simulated emergency situation. Through this program the students also obtain valuable leadership training.


The Department of Emergency Services would like to thank all of their supporters of this successful and innovative program.


2010 Junior Paramedics Class





Last Reviewed: Monday, November 22, 2010