LV First Responders increase numbers

Special to the PRESS

Greater medical attention in the time of emergencies is now being provided in the Town of Laguna Vista, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Fire and Police departments in this community.

Seven police and fire de­partment officers have been awarded First Responder status following certifica­tion on the state level, ac­cording to Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela.

The Laguna Vista Vol­unteer Fire Department is now a state-certified first responder program, he said.

“Since police officers are often times the first ones to arrive at an emergency scene, they will be able to stabilize a victim while paramedics are on the way,” Vela added.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the July 7 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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