GCFD3 names newly certified EMTs
Grant County Fire District 3 announced it has graduated seven nationally certified emergency medical technicians on March 19.
Ross Massey, Geoff Hudson, Gary Lebacken, Jason Garrison, Nate Aamold, Zack Feist and Tristan Masters completed four months of classroom and hands-on training that culminated with practical and written tests. Both tests required a minimum of 80 percent to pass and tested knowledge and skills from various topics, such as medical and trauma issues, to working efficiently in a medical environment as a team, according to a press release.
Career Firefighter Massey, Volunteer Firefighter Garrison and Resident Firefighters Lebacken, Hudson, Aamold, Feist and Masters will be able to provide a higher level of service to the people in the Quincy Valley. EMTs can do more advanced procedures, such as the administration of oxygen, glucose and nitroglycerin. These new EMTs are also trained in advanced immobilization techniques and trauma procedures.
The fire district’s goal, according to the press release, is to continue to improve the excellent medical services it provides in emergency scenes such as medical aid calls, car accidents and farm-related incidents.