The next orientation night to become an EMT is Jan. 10 to be held at the Tisbury Emergency Services Facility. Classes will run from January to early April, meeting Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for the class is $1,200, but if accepted for sponsorship through Island ambulance services, the tuition may be paid in exchange for a commitment of typically four shifts a month for a year.

For more information call 508-560-3164 or email