The Bannock County Ambulance service started classes Wednesday, Mar. 6 to train new emergency medical responders.
Classes will be held every Wednesday, Thursday, and some Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at McCammon elementary. Volunteers will clock a total of 60 hours to complete the training.
Those who are in the program will work out of numerous places like Downey, Inkom, and Lava Hot Springs. Coordinators say volunteers are making a commitment to not only help people, but better themselves at being a first responder.
“This is a type of service that you need to be constantly improving your knowledge on,” says Lava Hot Springs Coordinator Canda Dimick. “We're always learning, and our scope of practice is always changing, so it's something that you have to be committed to, and spend some time at.”
If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact the coordinator for you area: Canda Dimick, Lava Ambulance, 251-6298, Frank Howe, Downey Ambulance, 317-7063 or Johnny Ketner, Inkom Ambulance, 220-2749.