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DCB Paramedic Student Awarded Scholarship


Britta Hehr accepting the award from Mark Haugen, President of ND EMS Foundation

Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to announce Britta Hehr, Paramedic Technology program student has been awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship from the North Dakota EMS Foundation “EMS Foundation”. The vision of the EMS Foundation is to promote and support prehospital emergency medical services across the state of North Dakota.

The Paramedic Technology program prepares students for a rewarding opportunity in the growing field of emergency medical services. It is for anyone who has a genuine desire to care for people in an out-of-hospital setting. The EMS Foundation is dedicated to the North Dakota’s Emergency Medical Service providers with a major emphasis on keeping rural providers and response groups viable.
Graduates in this program will have career opportunities with fire departments, public and private ambulance services, rescue squads, emergency medical services, and hospitals. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to test for their national certifications (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians aka NREMT).
Britta is very appreciative of the scholarship as she says it will help her tremendously to achieve her goal of becoming a paramedic.  “I would like to thank the EMS Foundation for all their hard work to make this scholarship a possibility. I look forward to working in EMS and continuing to volunteer with my rural community as well as working full time with Williston Fire Department following graduation”. Britta Hehr, Tioga, ND.

The EMS Foundation sponsors education scholarships or paramedic and EMT students as well as continuing education scholarships for non-affiliated EMS personnel attending NEMS sponsored education events. Additional information on the scholarship opportunities may be found at