POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. — The state is investigating an Atlanta-area paramedic training school after students complained they paid thousands of dollars in tuition but weren’t able to complete their courses.
Georgia Department of Public Health director of health protection Dr. Patrick O’Neal tells WSB-TV that red flags were raised when many students complained about Promedics EMS Academy in Powder Springs. The department is now reviewing all the school’s programs.
One tells the television station he paid $5,000 for a six-month paramedic training program but hasn’t been able to schedule the hands-on portions of his training.
School owner Melvin Teet says state evaluators keep changing the rules, leading to delays. He says he recently had to fire all 12 of the school’s employees and doesn’t have the money to refund students’ tuition.