CCC student aims to keep national parks safe as an EMT


CCC student Edmonia Martinez prepares for Emergency Medical Technician courses at the Page Center.  


PAGE, Ariz. -- She wants to help people when they need it most.


Coconino Community College student Edmonia Martinez, who works as the down lake supervisor for interpretation at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is currently taking classes at the CCC Page Center to help her achieve her goal of getting her Emergency Medical Technician certification.


“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Martinez said during her interview at the Page Center. “It’s just good to have those skills in case we run into people that are in trouble.”


Martinez graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree and chose to continue her education with CCC to help with her job. Martinez is also an avid backpacker and hiker, so she understands the importance of being able to help people when no one else is around. 


“I’m excited to start taking classes again,” Martinez said, adding that she really likes the people that work at the Page campus because she’s never had the experience at school of walking in the door and people knowing her name and asking about her life. “That kind of intimate and personal touch to Coconino Community College is amazing.”


For more information about EMT certification classes offered at the Page Center, visit


Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

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