EMSResponder.com, CentreLearn and Emergency Preparedness Systems Announce Launch of RapidCE.com Helping Heroes Program


Initiative Will Provide Free Continuing Education to Fire/EMS Professionals Affected by Recession

Shrewsbury, PA; Fort Atkinson, WI; Plover, WI – December 22, 2009 - EMSResponder.com, CentreLearn Solutions and Emergency Preparedness Systems jointly announced the launch of the RapidCE.com Helping Heroes program, which offers certified first responders, EMTs and paramedics affected by the recession free continuing education to maintain their professional license or certification during their layoff or furlough.

"Across the nation, many EMS personnel are feeling the effects of the recession firsthand, in some cases even losing their jobs,” said James Eastham, Sc.D., chief executive officer of CentreLearn Solutions.

"It's very important that everyone in the EMS industry find ways to help those who give so much to our communities," added Scott Cravens, publisher of EMS Magazine and EMSResponder.com.

Greg Friese president of Emergency Preparedness Systems and a paramedic stated: “Maintaining EMS certification has real costs - I am honored to have this opportunity to help lighten the financial burden of EMS professionals who are out of work.”

Enrollment into the Helping Heroes program is available at www.rapidce.com/helpingheroes. Documentation of circumstances and EMS certification or licensure is required. Certified first responders, EMTs or paramedics who qualify will receive a free subscription to RapidCE.com, which offers unlimited access to more than 200 CECBEMS accredited continuing education lessons. CE certificates will be awarded after viewing a lesson and successfully completing a post-test.

About CentreLearn Solutions, LLC
CentreLearn Solutions offers full service Internet training solutions to emergency services organizations of all sizes. Organizational clients receive unlimited access to accredited online educational programs, and support for developing and delivering custom content. CentreLearn offers the industry’s most powerful suite of fully hosted learning and content management tools . For more go to www.centrelearn.com.

About EMSResponder.com
EMSResponder.com is the largest EMS online community offering the most prehospital content on the Internet. Online features include 24/7 EMS news coverage; clinical, operational and personnel safety training materials and podcasts; job listings; forums; and events calendar. EMSResponder.com is committed to presenting an avenue for EMS professionals to discuss the critical issues that impact the delivery of patient care and the health and safety of EMS providers.

About Emergency Preparedness System
EPS creates online education for emergency responders that is delivered as multimedia CE lessons, podcasts, screencasts, and web articles. Learn more about our products and design processes at http://eps411.com or call 715-204-9874.

Sue Auman
Operations Manager
CentreLearn Solutions