Junior Member Healthcare Initiative 

Made possible by The Floyd Hooker Foundation 

Why Be A Junior Member?

Making A Change

Want to join a new and exciting way to learn about healthcare careers? CEMS's Junior Member Healthcare Program is changing how we introduce the next generation to healthcare. Providing not only educational content but providing hands on learning and access to experts from around the region. Our Junior members will gain real life experience by participating in  trainings and meetings as well as being part of our team. When applying to colleges that have a very competitive admissions process the difference is very often made by community service or volunteer experience and our program is both. The Program is currently open to 15-18 year olds who have an interest in healthcare. Juniors are provided with training in CPR and First Aid and will attend a Stop The Bleed class, and that's just the beginning.  

Emergency Medical services is changing and that means a lot of changes needed to be made in how we provide those services. With the generosity of The Floyd Hooker Foundation we are able to reimagine what a junior program looks like. WBNG news came to talk with us about what that means for our squad and The Town of Candor now and in the future.  

Who's Running This Thing?

Emma Roden

Emma has been active in emergency services her whole life because of family. She became an EMT-Basic in 2019 while in college, and was an active member of SUNY Cortland EMS. Upon completion of her bachelors degree, she came home and joined the Owego Fire Department, as well as Owego EMS, where she remains an active volunteer. Outside of EMS, she is a Recreation Therapist for NYS and works with the child and adolescent population. She joined Candor EMS at the end of 2022 and has taken the reigns on the junior program to make it into a stellar program for youth in our area who want to learn more about the healthcare industry.