Lisa Dawkins is an EMT paramedic student at the Lexington County EMS. Dawkins has a long career in public safety. She was a police officer, a firefighter and a United States soldier. Being a paramedic was a natural progression to continue to serve her community in a way that was exciting and rewarding.
To become a paramedic you first have to become an EMT. It's about a hundred and fifty hours of training which includes forty hours of clinical work. Paramedic school comes after this training and is about fifteen hundred hours of training. After completion of paramedic school, continuing education is required every year.