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Washington Square students hit the stairs at Red Rocks

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Washington Square students hit the stairs at Red Rocks

This year, the students from the Washington Square Public Safety team, lead by the team's Captain, Tom Lombardo, had ventured to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the annual 9/11 Stair climb. Our students raised just under $9,000 for the Fallen Firefighters Association, capturing 1st place in both the fundraising category, as well as having the most registered climbers at 124. Students had attended a ceremony covering the events that took place in 2001 on that day, and commemorated the event by being issued a T-shirt, and a badge containing the name and picture of an FDNY fallen firefighter.

Washington Square EMS have partnered with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, the City of Thornton, and Stadium Medical to bring only the best in emergency medicine education to our students. The students have an opportunity to earn their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification, as well as their State of Colorado EMT license, and Basic Life Support certification. Students who attend MSU can also benefit by using their certification toward 12 college credits toward certain degrees offered at MSU.

On-the-job readiness, you ask? Washington Square EMS had certified 30 EMT's alone just last year, and a good number of those employees are hired by our own partners.

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: Outside-the-Classroom Learning. Sharing stories about how the district offers students multiple learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom providing various pathways to success.

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