Couple of things for the BIR crowd
Calendar is posted for the year. NS PCA has yet to contact us and word has it that the dates have been sent to the other group. It is fascinating to see how this is turning out after all the information I see from the many eyes and ears up there.
Second: Please put Mike Nolta in your prayers. He went in for surgery at St. Cloud as the found another tumor and were going to attempt to remove it today. Regardless of your past relations with him, this disease is not deserved by anyone. He reports he is in room N518. and has authorized me to post that. Feel free to stop in if you're inclined to do so. I do not know the release date or the results as of yet. After fighting off his throat cancer it was hoped he had beat the disease.
Please look for an update on the Headwaters Rally in the Red Light Group on Facebook.
Lastly, I just renewed my EMT. As a result of doing this there are a couple of things to report.
First: If you were a Nationally registered EMT and let it Expire, in the state of MN there is a "Mark King" initiative option THIS YEAR ONLY that allows you to get your NREMT back for only 16 hours of Continuing ed and a recert class. After that to keep the NREMT you need the recert and 16 hours of CEUs. HTC is offering a 16 hour class to cover this and it's being offered in April. there are other options for training and CEUs but that is the "neat and tidy" option for those that want it in one shot.
Second: to be considered as an ACTIVE EMT you have to be "affiliated" with a group. Red Light Rescue is now an Authorized Group for National Registry Affiliations. If you provide us with copies of your certificates for our files, we will approve your affiliations and training classes. If you have questions feel free to call or write. It was no fun and there were a number of lessons learned working thru the process between the state and NREMT folks.
Stay safe and look for our next event help request about 30 days out from the event.