ETT course helps bolster local response


Photo courtesy of Josh Rathmann

Fire/EMS/SAR Director Aaron Hankins and Matt Lichtenstein look on as volunteers Brian Richards, Andrew Simmonds, and Katie Taylor practice securing a patient on a vacuum mattress.

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department is welcoming a new batch of ETT certified volunteer responders who recently completed an ETT certification course and can now provide more assistance on calls and help respond better to emergencies.

EMS Coordinator Josh Rathmann said the newly certified responders will be a huge help to the department as they continue bouncing back from a drop off in participation during the pandemic.

The ETT course was developed for smaller communities that are not able to get EMT instructors or do not have people who can devote the time required for a full 160-hour...

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