May 22, 2017 – Naples, FL – Florida SouthWestern State (FSW) Foundation received a $25,000 cash donation to support equipment purchases for the college’s emergency medical service technology program. That gift was recently unveiled in the form of an ambulance based on the FSW Collier Campus for training emergency medical technician and paramedic students.
“The donor of this generous gift wishes to remain anonymous, but understands the importance of training the professionals we need right here,” said Dr. Lou Traina, FSW Vice President, Institutional Advancement. “The majority of our graduates stay here, using their professional skills to the benefit of us all.”
“This ambulance means that our EMTs and paramedics can have hands-on experience with treating and then transporting patients in an ambulance. They graduate with not only the classroom knowledge they need, but also the hands-on experience that makes them instrumental in saving lives in our community,” said Joe Washburn, Program Director, Emergency Services Programs.
Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.