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PRINCETON — If you want to serve the public as an Emergency Medical Technician, the state of West Virginia via the Princeton Fire Department will be offering EMT classes next month.

Lt. Rick Shagoury of the PFD,he instructor of the course, said Wednesday, “We’ve offered EMT training for years to people we’ve hired here, since everyone who works here is a paramedic and/or EMT. With this, we’re opening it up to the general public.”

The 150-hour course, he added, will run from January to April, with testing in the latter month. The West Virginia Public Service Training offers the course via the PFD.

“There are no requirements except the desire to help sick and injured people,” Shagoury said.

The first class will be Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the main fire station on Courthouse Road. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, participants will fill out paperwork and get their textbooks.

For more information contact the Princeton Fire Department at 304-487-5017

— Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at

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