Mandan News

Hanson recognized for 30 years of service

Derek Hanson, a manager with Wenck Associates in the Mandan office, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 30 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. This distinction is an honor held by few EMT’s.

To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Hanson completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for Emergency Medical Technicians in America. He not only completed courses to refresh his fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills.

By maintaining his Nationally Registered status and completing regular continuing education courses, Hanson is among the few elite EMT’s with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.

Hanson was Nationally Registered at the advanced EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Basic levels since 1980. When he first took the EMT course he was 15 years old, too young to become Nationally Registered, so he was state certified as an emergency care technician until he was 18 years old. He began his career in EMS in 1978.

Hanson is currently employed by Wenck Associates – in the Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Hazardous Materials Response department.