Celebrating all EMS Personnel - including our own EMS Instructor, Ralph Young, Jr.!
"A member of the Sicangu Lakota, raised on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, Ralph is our Allied Health EMS Instructor, and is also an EMT at the Rosebud Ambulance Service (R.A.S.).
Since 1995, Ralph has been involved in the EMS field. He began his career as a volunteer dispatcher and driver w/the R.A.S. and, eventually, became an EMT after having passed his EMT Intermediate course in 1997 and his Paramedic course in '99.
During his EMS career, Ralph has also worked w/the Eagle Butte, Wagner, and, Ft. Thompson-Lower Brule Ambulance Departments.
From Emergency Medical Technician, Deputy Coroner, Crew Supervisor, Director at R.A.S., Critical Care EMT Paramedic, and now, EMS Instructor for SGU: he's worn many hats in the EMS field!
Ralph presently teaches our EMT class, which just began with the first class of 20 eager students in the Fall 2014 semester thanks to the Department of Labor's "Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (T.A.A.C.C.C.T.) Grant" awarded to SGU in the Fall of 2013.
This summer, during the first session of classes held throughout the month of June, Ralph will be teaching the "CPR/First Aid" class, and plans again to teach the EMT class during the Fall 2015 semester.
Thank you for your commitment and dedication Ralph! Our hats are off to you!"
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