Alpha Phi Omega to Hold 44th Biennial National Convention

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Alpha Phi Omega

An experienced healthcare professional, Todd Belok serves as a mental health technician at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Outside of his professional activities, Todd Belok volunteers his time as a dedicated member of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) service fraternity.

APO members across the country are currently preparing for the 44th Biennial Alpha Phi Omega National Convention, which will be held December 27-30, 2016, at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The four-day event will feature a variety of networking activities and more than 70 workshops that will give APO brothers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, gain new knowledge, and take part in fraternity business.

In addition to various social and learning events, the convention will feature an awards ceremony honoring outstanding APO members and chapters. Registration for the 44th Biennial APO National Convention is currently open. To find detailed pricing and lodging information, as well as a full schedule of convention activities, visit


NREMT’s Team of EMS Providers


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National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians

During his undergraduate studies, Todd Belok took up pre-med courses apart from his degree major. This led Todd Belok to a career in emergency medical services, specifically as a licensed emergency medical technician. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or NREMT is the certification agency that authorizes the practice of EMS providers.

EMS providers, namely Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and paramedics, each provides specific levels of medical assistance. An Emergency Medical Responder initiates basic lifesaving interventions during the absence of higher level staff. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) have more training than the responders, and they can provide medical assistance with the use of basic equipment.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians provide some advanced medical care for critical patients. With the assistance of responders and EMTs, they lead the safe transport of the patient to the medical facility. Paramedics intervene during critical situations to provide comprehensive medical assistance.

Individuals who want to become a part of NREMT’s team of EMS providers are encouraged to undergo further training to be certified.