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EMS Announces 2019 Kids Academy

Gaston County, NC, April 5, 2019 – Gaston County EMS is pleased to announce or 2019 Kids Academy will be held June 10-14, 2019. 

In June of 2018 GEMS re-introduced its Kids Academy which allows kids from 8 to 14 years of age to experience firsthand what it takes to have a career in EMS.  The week long academy runs from 8:30am to 3pm each day and gives participants the opportunity to participate in activities including; vehicle extrication, high angle rescue, paramedic clinical skills, triage, mountain search and rescue, water rescue and an assortment of team building activities. 

There is no cost associated with this event for the participants.  Due to space, we will be limited to 50 participants.  Anyone interested in attending or that would like additional information should contact Acting Captain Lee Cherry at