Safety lessons for first responders

Fire and EMS crews, as well as other first responders, took part in a special training seminar this morning in Ishpeming. First responders learned from the Grand Rapids based “2 the Rescue” organization.

Lessons were given on the necessary precautions to be taken when first responders are assisting with accidents on or near a roadway. The goal of the seminar is to better the safety of emergency personnel, as well as other citizens near the scene of an accident.

Drivers passing by emergency responders on scene need to exercise caution as well. The three hour seminar will also take place tonight in Escanaba starting at 6:30 p.m.