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By Michele Smith
The Times 

EMT Shortage Causes Concerns for Local Fire Districts

New residential program will provide valuable experience


November 9, 2017

Michele Smith

Fire District No. 3 headquarters will offer in-house apartment style living, for staff, in 2018.

DAYTON – If you have ever thought about training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire District No. 3 will be more than happy to help out, provided you make a two-year volunteer commitment to the district after certification.

The shortage of EMTs is real, said Dayton Fire District No. 3 Chief Fire Chief Jeromy Phinney.

Phinney said he is hoping to have a new resident program at fire department headquarters up and running by the first of the year, and new trainees will be able to stay and gain valuable experience while attending classes.

"Our entire upstairs is basically set up for a re...

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