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Marysville's Lewis completes paramedic training

Michael Lewis of the Marysville Fire District has just completed the UW/Harborview Medical Center Paramedic Training Program. - Courtesy Photo
Michael Lewis of the Marysville Fire District has just completed the UW/Harborview Medical Center Paramedic Training Program.
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Michael Lewis of the Marysville Fire District has completed the UW/Harborview Medical Center Paramedic Training Program, along with 14 other paramedic students from around the Puget Sound region.

To complete this rigorous program, Michael spent more than 2,500 hours of intense training under the direction of University of Washington and Harborview faculty and physicians. Graduates from this program add invaluable life-saving skills to the emergency medical systems in their respective communities.

“We could not be more proud to support another successful class of graduates of the program who are prepared with the knowledge and experience to save lives in their communities.” said Jan Sprake, Executive Director of the Medic One Foundation.

In addition, Marysville Fire District Fire Chief Greg Corn said, “that Mike will be a great addition to our paramedic program.”

The training program is supported entirely through charitable contributions to the Foundation. This funding ensures that paramedic students receive more than twice the number of training hours of most programs. In addition, students come in contact with more than 700 patients — three times the national average. The intense Paramedic Training Program is a major reason why our region’s survival rate is twice the rate of most major cities.

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