Roane State’s emergency medical dispatch course open

Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare Education Department is offering a six-week course that will train people to work as emergency medical dispatchers.

The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (6-9 p.m.) from Aug. 1-Sept. 12 at the college’s Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 132 Hayfield Road. Students who complete the course will have the training needed to dispatch for fire departments, police departments or emergency medical services.
The course will cover topics such as legal and liability issues in emergency medical dispatch, obtaining information from callers, and stress management. Students must be 18, have a CPR card and a high school diploma. The cost is $450 (book included), and fees are nonrefundable.
The class is fast-paced and requires 100 percent attendance. For more information or to register, visit or call (865) 531-8051.