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State Approves Brunswick To Offer
Paramedic Training For First Time
Brunswick County has been approved by the
state to offer the paramedic education program for
the first time.
Once the year-long program with 593 hours of
training is completed. Brunswick County
Emergency Medical Services will operate at the
The program will t->e offered at Brunswick
Community College beginning with a registration
session at 7 p.m. Monday. Oct. IS, in the l)ll
Training Center. Brunswick County Government
Eddie Brown. Brunswick County EMS assis
tant director and training officer, will be the
course's primary instructor. Physicians, nurses
and other paramedics also will participate in the
"People who wish to participate in this ad
vanced education must be aware of the tremen
dous time commitment." Brown said. "The com
plete paramedic education program involves par
ticipants Hot only in 24S classroom hours, but al
so in 44 hours of examinations. 1 1<> hours of hos
pital/clinic time, and ISO in field internship."
Classes will meet regularly on Monday and
Wednesday evenings. Participants will lie re
quired to be present on some other weekday
evenings and weekends, also. "People who wish
to be paramedics definitely need the support of
their family." according to Brown.
Since the class will be limited to 50 students,
spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first
"The complete paramedic
education program involves
participants not only in 248
classroom hours , but also in
49 hours of examinations,
116 hours of hospital/ clinic
time , and 180 in field
? Eddie Brown
served basis at registration, with priority given to
those with intermediate-level emergency medical
technician credentials ( KMT- 1) If it is not filled
with KMT- I s. then l-MT'D's (emergency medical
technicians: defibrillator) and. lastly, basic EMTs
w ill be considered.
Those who plan to register must bring the fol
lowing documentation: proof of provider affilia
tion. EMT-level certification card, proof of he
patitis B vaccine and tuberculosis vaccine within
the past year. Students also will lie required to
purchase malpractice insurance before the clinical
portion of the training begins.
The Brunswick County Paramedic Program
should be fully operational by January 1995,
Brown said. It will join 47 other paramedic-level
"Brunswick County has its own unique chal
lenges due to the geographic distance of the coun
ty, and due to the large influx of vacationers who
participate in activities which generate trauma
and accidents." Brown added.
Brown is a registered nurse, a certified mobile
intensive care nurse and a certified EMT-P (
emergency medical technician paramedic). He
says he came to Brunswick County five months
ago for the challenge. He had initiated a para
medic-level program as EMS training officer in
Cleveland County in 1989 and in Mecklenburg
County in 1985. He also participated in the edu
cation process of Gaston Countv's program in
"The number of dedicated volunteers who staff
the rescue and emergency squads throughout the
county has amazed me," Brown said. He added
that the program was helped to keep going by the
leadership of Carolyn Crecelius. nurse liaison
from The Brunswick Hospital; Catherine Black
burn. assistant nurse liaison from Dosher Mem
orial Hospital; and Vickie Hardee of Brunswick
The EMT program is ongoing, with four levels
of training provided continuously.
For information about specific classes sched
uled. contact Vickie Hardee of Brunswick
Community College's Continuing Education
Department at 754-6900, 457-6329 or 343-0203.
Local Residents Turn Out To Chart History Of Roads
nearly uhj people tilled Pleasant
View Missonary Baptist Church
Saturday afternoon to share Iheir
memories of life on Old George
town and Jenrettc roads.
The data they provided regarding
people who lived on or near the two
roads or used the roads to reach lo
cal schools, churches or cemeteries
is being forwarded to state legisla
tors and N.C. Department of Trans
portation officials in an effort to get
the state to maintain the roads, said
spokesman Robert Gore.
Old Georgetown Road from N.C.
W4 lo Ocean Isle Beach Road (Four
Mile Road) is scheduled for widen
ing and paving in 1995. but Gore
said local residents want it done
sooner because the road is some
times impossible for school buses to
travel. They plan to document for
state officials that Old Georgetown
and Jenrette. which loops off it. both
existed before 1975, but were never
included on county road maps. The
state first took over care of sec
ondary roads in 1975, and for the
two roads to qualify for state main
tenance now it must be shown, with
in a reasonable doubt, that they ex
isted before that date.
Gore has been searching out old.
non-county maps of the area, and re
searching local gravesites. Saturday
afternoon, he called a roll of those
buried in cemeteries such as Rasha
Bay and St. Anna, which were locat
ed between Hale Swamp Road and
N.C. 904. and matched the deceased
with the roads on which they had
lived sometime prior to 1975.
"We've got a stack of these now,"
said Gore, holding up one respon
dent's list. "Do you think we'll get
our road paved'.'"
Gore said he was especially
touched by the appearance of 88
year-old Rev. Claude W. Gore, a re
Oct. 1 5 Registration Deadline
For Fort Fisher WWII Festivities
It will be a time for reminiscing
as well as an anniversary commem
oration. and you are invited.
You can return to World War II
days as Fort Fisher State Historic
Site observes the 50th anniversary
of the state's wartime activity Friday
through Sunday, Nov. 5-7.
All veterans and those interested
in southeastern North Carolina's
contribution to the war effort are in
vited to participate in a bus tour of
the World War II remains of Camp
Davis at Holly Ridge and Fort
Visitors can see World War II dis
plays including military vehicles
such as a haif-track jeep, ambulance,
two-and-one-half-ton truck, along
with weapons, uniforms and equip
"For the veterans this will be a
time for memories. For people inter
ested in World War II, it will be a
unique opportunity to learn just how
close the war was to North Caro
lina," according to Iceland Smith, as
sistant site manager/programs coor
Fort Fisher was reactivated in
1941, and remained active until
war's end, according to Smith. Ap
proximately 6, (KM) troops trained
here as anti-aircraft and coastal ar
tillery units. Comprised of 200
buildings, the facility included a
The classroom sessions took
place at Camp Davis, with the hands
-on firing at Fort Fisher. Pilots who
towed the targets for firing were
members of the Women's Army
Smith explained that the initial
experiments for the bazooka anti
tank rocket took place here. During
the war. Fort Fisher also hosted the
famous Joe Louis, then heavyweight
boxing champion of the world.
In addition to the bus tour of the
facilities, the daylong commemora
tion will include an appreciation ad
dress to veterans trom today's U.S.
Army and a presentation by Kristin
Czylvian. UNC-W historian, who
will discuss this area's contribution
to the war effort. Participants will
take home two souvenir books as
mementos of the occasion, Smith
"We're planning a unique experi
ence," he said, "with considerable
Cost for the tour is $21.50 per
person, which includes transporta
tion from Wilmington, lunch, dinner
Registration is open through Oct.
15. Space is limited. For details and
registration, call the site at (919)458
5538 or the Historic Sites Section in
Raleigh at (919)733-5722.
The program is sponsored by the
Division of Archives and History, an
agency of the Department of Cul
For Fisher is 20 miles south of
Wilmington at Kure Beach.
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tired white minister who had lived in
the area and considered himself a
friend of its residents.
State Reps. Dewey Hill and
Thomas Wright attended, while Rep.
David Redwine, Brunswick County
Commissioners Chairman Don War
ren, Brunswick County Board of
Education Chairman Donna Baxter
and others pledged their support of
Old Georgetown Road was once
part of the colonial post road that
ran from Washington, D.C., to
Charleston. S.C.. by way of George
town, S.C. Jenrette Road, said Gore,
once meandered from Pleasant View
Cemetery, located off Did George
town Road near the Sandpiper Bay
and Sea Trail golf courses, to Hale
Swamp Road, also called Blueberry
Farm Road. Old Georgetown Road
also intersected with Hale Swamp
Sections of those traditional cart
ways have since been barricaded, as
have accessways to several cemeter
ies along the two roads.
Issued At WBHS
West Brunswick High School stu
dents received mid-period progress
reports Monday in all subjects.
The computer-generated reports
contain valuable information relat
ing to student performance in each
class during the first 4.5 weeks of
school, said teacher Chris Sanders,
and all parents need to see these re
Sanders said teachers at West
worked hard to provide the service,
which is new this year.
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