Hoboken High School EMT program dropped - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Hoboken High School EMT program dropped

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

The Hoboken High School Emergency Response Team was created soon after the attacks on 9/11.

As the years went on, Hoboken High School created an elective class for students who were interested in emergency service careers. Officials in Blairstown, New Jersey, donated an ambulance to help with the cause.

The program has helped several students become certified emergency medical technicians throughout the state.

But as of September 9, Hoboken Public Schools cut the emergency response elective program for students because interest in the program has dramatically dropped off.

But for Tom Molta, the president of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the program being dropped doesn't help his crews when they're stretched thin on calls.

Students in the EMT program say part of the reason why they think the program was cut was due to insurance reasons.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
  • Newark police officer shot

    Newark police officer shot

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:04:39 GMT
    A Newark police officer was shot in the leg while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The officer, a 19-year veteran of the force assigned to the 5th Precinct, suffered a gunshot wound in his lower leg, according to the head of the police union.
    A Newark police officer was shot in the leg while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The officer, a 19-year veteran of the force assigned to the 5th Precinct, suffered a gunshot wound in his lower leg, according to the head of the police union.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices