Good choices

EHOVE EMT/Firefighter students have some excellent opportunities to get a headstart in their career.  EMT/Firefighter students Nathan Zeck (Huron HS) and Laura Roeser (Perkins HS) earned their Fire 1 and EMT certifications while still enrolled in high school.  These are offered through their EHOVE EMT/Firefighter program and they both decided to make the most of this option.

Zeck and Roeser were also selected by the Northern Ohio FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) Chapter as scholarship recipients.  Leatherhead is a term used for a firefighter who uses the leather helmet for protection from the hazards faced every day on the streets.  Zeck received $600 and Roeser received $400. 

Both said they were honored to receive the scholarship that was in memory of fallen firefighters Stephen Machcinski and Jamie Dickman, who trained at EHOVE Adult Career Center. 

Roeser has joined the Navy Reserve and plans to attend EHOVE Adult Career Center to earn her Fire 2 and Paramedic certifications.

Zeck has been accepted into an elite firefighter and EMT training program with Hyattsville Fire Department in Maryland.  Most other participants are in their 20s, but Zeck believes he was accepted at only 17 years old because of the training he received and certifications he earned while at EHOVE.

To complement the hands on training he received at EHOVE, he’ll get more real world experience in the field by working with and living at the department.  At the same time, he’ll take classes at Prince George Community College and University of Maryland.  Zeck also plans to participate in ROTC to train to become a combat medic.