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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Let's save a life

Waitsburg emergency medical services volunteers needed


October 10, 2019

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Beka Compton during an extraction training for her EMT certification in Sitka, Alaska

Waitsburg emergency medical services volunteers needed

The need for emergency medical services (EMS) volunteers is reaching a high-point, and rural communities are feeling the effects. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer Emergency medical technician (EMT), there are training options in the area.

I did a lot while I lived in Alaska. Plenty of hiking and fishing, and other outdoorsy sorts of things, but my favorite was the time I spent as an EMT with the Sitka Fire Department. Unfortunately, my family and I had to move unexpectedly, and I wanted to continue volunteering in my own hom...

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