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Local firefighters, EMS keep skills sharp with lots of training, courses

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KELLY BYAM- Members of the Bow Island volunteer fire department and EMS pose with the mannequin they trained on when an AHS simulation truck came to Bow Island recently.

By Jamie Rieger Volunteer firefighters do not just sign up with their local fire department and immediately get to go out and fight blazes. Hours, upon hours of training is required to prepare for a variety of scenarios. Volunteer firefighters in rural communities do not just respond to fire calls, but get called to motor vehicle collisions and often assist EMS personnel in medical emergency… Read More »

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