Black Fire Brigade gives $30K to train 30 South, West Side young adults as EMTs

  • Source: Chicago Sun-Times
  • Published: 08/08/2018 03:37 PM

A single parent of two toddlers, Tashonna Williams has mostly worked at fast-food restaurants since graduating Bogan High. But a recent chance interaction with an emergency medical technician on an ambulance responding to a call could change the 25-year-old’s life. Williams is among 30 young people from the inner city set to begin EMT training on Monday, through $30,000 in donations from the city’s Black Fire Brigade group, to cover their tuition, books, and uniforms. “My friend’s baby was having a hard time breathing. We called the ambulance, and while they cared for the baby, I started talking to one of the EMTs,” said Williams, who lives with her parents in Chatham.


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