High School Graduate Volunteers Time With Ambulance Staff

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(Le Mars) — This is National E-M-T week, and on Tuesday we told you the challenges of ambulance services trying to recruit volunteers. Today, we want to introduce you to a young woman who just graduated from Le Mars Community High School on Sunday, and on Wednesday she leaves to enroll in basic training for the Army National Guard. Dacia Buss is also an emergency medical technician, and volunteers some of her time with the Le Mars Ambulance Services. In fact, Buss says her goal is to become a military medic. She explains why she
decided to join the local ambulance staff.

Through Western Iowa Technical Community College, Buss received her training as an EMT, while at the same time participating in sports and being a member of the National Honor Society at Le Mars Community High School.

Buss explains why she chose to join the military services and pursue her passion of medical training.

Buss says every moment of free time, following the completion of her high school homework, she would then turn her thoughts to studying to become an emergency medical technician. She says she was influenced to become an E-M-T from
watching television medical shows.

The recent graduate says following her summer of military basic training, she will pursue a college degree at Iowa State University.

At this stage in her life, Buss isn’t certain whether she wants to pursue a full-time or a part-time career with the military, but she is certain she wants to have a connection to the health profession.

Buss will spend nine weeks at Oklahoma for her military basic training, then she will go for additional 16 weeks training to be a military medic. She won’t begin her college studies at Iowa State University until the start of the second semester.