Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

EMT Class Coming to Island

Cape Cod Community College is currently enrolling students on Martha’s Vineyard for an EMT class beginning Jan. 25, 2021.

Island EMTs Attend Life's Classroom

The work of an EMT begins with basic training, and recruits are always needed. Classes begin in early January. An informational open house will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Edgartown fire station. All are welcome.
EMT Kristina West, pictured here with Tri-Town ambulance chief Zeke Wilkins and Aquinnah police chief Randhi Belain, was honored for her role in saving the life of Christopher McCloud.

Aquinnah Public Safety Day Celebrates Rescuers

Although blue lights flashed at the Aquinnah police and fire station Saturday afternoon, there was no emergency. At Aquinnah's first ever public safety day, the biggest concern was whether the hamburger supply was low.

EMT Kristina West Honored

Martha’s Vineyard Association of EMTs held its annual meeting June 26, and honored EMT of the year Kristina West.

Pool of Island Paramedics is Small and Getting Smaller

As the summer season gains momentum, Vineyard emergency medical crews are working overtime and drawing from off-Island resources in order to meet an increased demand for service. Fewer paramedics are available this summer for ambulance calls, leading to increased cross-town efforts.

Tri-Town Chief Is Appointed Despite ER Doctor’s Concerns

Acting over strong objections from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital emergency room director, Chilmark selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Paul (Zeke) Wilkins as permanent chief of the Tri-Town Ambulance Service on Tuesday night.

Dr. Jeffrey Zack, director of the hospital ER, said he had reservations about whether the new chief had enough paramedic experience to be able to lead the squad that serves Chilmark, Aquinnah and West Tisbury.

“This is about providing quality care,” Dr. Zack told the selectmen.

Doctors Prepped: People Come From All Over to Get Sick Here

In the summer, there is no such thing as a slow night for the Tisbury ambulance association.