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Lynn Kropf, Louisa County EMS
This educator would give the shirt off their back for their students. This educator had a huge desire to offer an EMT Course in their community and reached out to me shortly after I accepted the Program Director position at the University of Iowa EMSLRC. This educator was interested in working with our team to offer an outreach EMT Course. Because I was transitioning into my role and working to identify the vision for our department, I told her we couldn’t offer a class at the present time but we should stay in touch. She was persistent to say the least. She contacted me on a regular basis to see if she could offer this course to meet her community’s needs and I continued to reiterate to her that we were re-evaluating and revising our EMT outreach curriculum. When she would come to the EMSLRC to complete her updates for AHA and NAEMT courses, she always offered to assist in any way that she could. Finally, in the Spring of 2015 after ensuring we had developed a sound curriculum to support an outreach program, I agreed to offer an outreach EMT course in Columbus Junction. Lynn, was excited and wanted to make sure her students would be successful, ensuring she was always available to support her students. Although this course met only two nights per week from August until March, the entire cohort of five students that completed the course passed National Registry on their first attempt!

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