Twenty officers from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services Department are currently undergoing training to become certified as emergency medical technicians.
The sessions, which started on Jan. 10, are to end Friday. They are part of the department’s efforts to incorporate emergency medical services into its operations.
“The officers are steadfast and dedicated,” Deputy Chief Fire Officer William Penn said. “They understand that we are first responders, and that we are continuously faced with diverse medical emergencies, and therefore we must be prepared to face those challenges well equipped.”
Currently, the department is receiving more medical related calls from residents and visitors alike, according to Government Information Services.
The full article will appear in Thursday’s edition.