First responders needed in rural communities

First responders needed in rural communities

Harney District Hospital (HDH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is looking for a few people who live in rural communities in and around Harney County to become first responders. While others are running away from danger, first responders are the heroes who rush toward an emergency to provide assistance until additional help can arrive on scene.

All first responders will receive Emergency Medical Response (EMR) training. This specialized training surpasses Basic First Aid, but is less burdensome than obtaining an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license. In order to receive a two-year certification, first responders must take 47-50 hours of coursework. An additional 12 hours of continuing education is required every two years to maintain certification.

If you live in or near Drewsey/Juntura, Riley/Hampton, Crane/Buchanan, Diamond/Princeton, The Narrows/Rock Creek, Fields, or Seneca and are interested in becoming a first responder, please call Katia Collins at 541-274-0568 or Christi Banton at 541-589-4391 to learn more about this exciting opportunity to help save lives in your community!

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