Augusta-Richmond County firefighters use medical training to save woman with gunshot wound

  • Source: WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta
  • Published: 08/03/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters do more than put out fires. They take a series of medical courses to make sure they’re prepared for any situation that arises. “We’ve got different levels. We’ve got intermediate, advanced, and paramedic. It takes several months to complete this training,” said Sergeant Mike Appleby. “It shows us CPR, how to handle basic wounds and injuries, and things like that, and then from there we can get up to paramedic level of care, where we can give different types of cardiac drugs and cardiovert patients,” said Lieutenant Jeremy Matthai. Having this type of training is important for firefighters to have. “Most of our calls at the fire department now tend to be emergency medical calls, as opposed to fire and at this particular house, you get all kinds. So, we’re fortunate in that aspect of being able to use our training everyday,” said Appleby.


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