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Marion County Rescue Squad Celebrates EMS Week, Completed Renovations

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FAIRMONT -

No two days are ever the same for a first responder.

One day he could be transferring a person from one hospital to another. The next he is on the scene of a fatal accident.

That's why its so important to recognize everything our first responders do for the community. In Marion County, they are celebrating National EMS Week to do just that.

"There's really never one day that's like the other," said Stephanie Vandetta, paramedic. "I think that's why I love this field so much. You never know what you're going into and you're there to help the community."

Brandon Riggs, Supervisor, agrees.

"I love my job because I really enjoy helping the community and everyone in need," he said.

First responders said it's not an easy job by any means.

"In many cases our EMTs and our paramedics are put out into the field to deal with some of the worst tragedies, sometimes even death," said Michael Angelucci, Administrator. "It's unreal that we expect them to handle that call and immediately expect them to handle another call."

Just about any first responder will tell you it's extremely important to keep up with the times.

That includes radios, vehicles, and even their facilities.

"We renovated every inch of our building," Angelucci said.

"My favorite part about this building is the deck," Vandetta said. "That gives us a good place when we come off of a call to just relax."

The brand new facility benefits not only the Rescue Squad, but also the community.

"We wanted to provide a new state of the art training room for our employees to continue learning through continued educated," Angelucci said. "We want members of our community members to come in and be trained in CPR and first aid."

"We've improved our training room. We've added more chairs, tables, state of the art technology and equipment," Riggs said.

The Marion County Rescue Squad welcomes the community in at any time to check out its new renovations.