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Paramedic Program Alumni

Chanse Kaczmarski, 2001
Paramedic, Fitch-Rona EMS

After graduating from high school Chanse Kaczmarski headed to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. While taking classes in criminology at the university he volunteered at Platteville Emergency Medical Services and at Fitch-Rona EMS, which covers his hometown of Verona and nearby Fitchburg.

Chanse soon realized that the best way to achieve his longtime dream of becoming a firefighter was to enroll in paramedic training at Mercyhealth.

“As I progressed through the Mercyhealth Paramedic Program the enthusiasm and investment of hospital staff at all levels were inspiring and really helped me get the most out of the program,” Chanse said. “Everyone was invested in my education,” he added.

A paramedic at Fitch-Rona EMS since 2001, Chanse continues to return to Mercyhealth for continuing education and TEMS training.

For information on Mercyhealth’s next Paramedic course beginning in September, visit MercyEMS.org.

Addison Sennett, 2014
Firefighter/Paramedic, Town of Beloit Fire Department

Even before Addison came to Mercyhealth, he knew he wanted to pursue a career as a Paramedic.  From volunteering as an EMT and attending Paramedic training, Addison took advantage of all the opportunities the Mercyhealth Prehospital & Emergency Services Center has to offer.

“Right from the start Mercyhealth’s instructors were preparing me to work in the field as Paramedic” Addison says of his Mercyhealth instructors who included experienced Paramedics, physicians, and other healthcare experts.

“They did whatever they could to make sure I had opportunities, and they not only prepared me to pass the National Registry exam but prepared me to work in the field and be proficient in my trade.  I was ready to operate on an ambulance and provide high quality paramedic level care as soon as I graduated,” he says.

Right out of school, Addison became a Firefighter/Paramedic for Town of Beloit Fire Department (Wis.).