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Ewell Volunteer Fire Department receives first responder certification

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(KYTX) -  The Ewell Volunteer Fire Department has received its first responders certification.

That certification allows this fire department to act as paramedics for the Ewell community and deal with bigger fires than it could before.
   
The department hasn't been able to serve that way because it's first responder vehicle isn't properly equipped.
   
Ewell Fire Department spokesperson Sherianna Vanzant says it's crucial to change that. 

"It is a minimal of a 20-25 minute drive from Gilmer, by the time the first call is made," says Vanzant.

Lights, medical supplies, a new water pump are just some of the 25 thousand dollars in equipment the department needs to make the vehicle legal. 

 

 

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