Pine River Fire Department to host First Responder course
The Town of Pine River Fire Department, in conjunction with the SAFER Fire District, are hosting a 70-hour Emergency First Responder Course at the Pine River Fire Station.
The class allows students to complete a training course in emergency care and be licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health. Students who successfully complete the class can use the training to become emergency responders in their community or in their workplace.
The class will begin in mid–May and will primarily be held on weeknights such as Tuesdays and Thursdays, but may have an occasional Saturday class depending upon the students’ schedules and instructor availability.
The instructor for the class is a critical care paramedic with the SAFER Fire District and will provide the latest in pre-hospital emergency care at the highest level possible in the State of Wisconsin at the EMR level.
Those who are interested in the class, and who are residents of the towns of Pine River, Schley, Russell, Birch and the Parrish and Summit areas may be eligible for tuition reimbursement if they are willing to volunteer to be an emergency responder in their communities. Residents who are already EMR, EMT and paramedic licensed who are interested in becoming members of the first responder teams in these communities are welcomed to inquire as well.
If you are interested, contact Pine River Chief John Uttech at 715-536-6634 or Town of Russell Lt. Mike Hoffman at 715-218-2152.