Webel honored for 20 years as Emergency Medical Technician

#1322 | November 5, 2012

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Department Head for Emergency Medical Services and Paramedicine Walter Webel was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally recognized EMT.

     To maintain his status as a nationally registered EMT, Webel completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMTs in America. He not only completed courses to refresh his fundamental knowledge and skills, but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills.

      By maintaining his nationally registered status and completing regular continuing education course, Webel is among the few elite EMTs with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation. Webel was nationally registered as a Paramedic in 1990 and has been serving in the Coastal Empire since 1991.

     The NREMT serves as the national EMS certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.

      With America’s aging population, the demand for EMS professionals is expected to grow steadily in the coming years. And, their skills are becoming more critical as many area hospitals and trauma centers offer specialized treatments requiring ambulance transport from community hospitals to specialty providers. Savannah Tech offers programs for Emergency Medical Services and Paramedicine Technology through its Health Sciences Division. Offered at the Savannah campus and on post at the Fort Stewart Army Education Center, the EMS faculty members are practitioners as well as teachers. Like Webel, they’ve been there, done that and want to help students learn. For information, contact Webel at or 912.443.5818.


Walter Webel
Paramedicine/Emergency Medical Services Dept. Head

Media Contact:
Amy Shaffer, APR

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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