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Volunteer fire department starts emergency medical response training

Posted at 10:09 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 23:49:46-04

CHINA SPRING, TX — More volunteer firefighters will be able to respond to medical calls in one community.

Eighteen members of the China Spring Volunteer Fire Department started emergency medical response training Tuesday night.

The certification will allow them to provide immediate care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses when they are the first ones arriving to the scene.

"It gives the community more people to respond when they need that help. When they make that call to 911, they have 18 more members who can respond to those medical situations," China Spring Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Andrew Owens said.

The firefighters are expected to do hands on training.

The last training will take place on May 11.