Indiana police, fire departments get embedded athletic trainers

  • Source: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
  • Published: 08/16/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Some local police and fire departments have a new employee at the station. Just like a football or basketball team, there's now an athletic trainer working full-time, embedded at the police station or firehouse. It's a program that's growing throughout central Indiana, keeping first responders healthy and saving taxpayers money, too. White River Township paramedic Brittany Chisholm is three weeks out from bicep surgery, after getting injured on the job. But she's getting better faster and not missing a day of work because rehab is right at the firehouse. "Really appreciate having it right here," Chisholm said. "It makes it easier for us and we've had great results from it." White River Township Fire in Johnson County is one of six local departments to partner with Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in the past two years.


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