GIBSON CITY—One thing that was learned from the Sept. 11 tragedy was that all first responders, police departments, fire departments and other related agencies need to work together.

With that in mind, the Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services and its Ambulance Service are hosting monthly meetings to help area volunteers gain the needed hours to complete their re-certification.

Adam Elder, EMS Operations coordinator, said the first of these monthly meetings was a huge success. Approximately 30 area volunteer firemen and first responders attended this first class held at the Gibson Area Hospital Ambulance Garage.

Elder said representatives were present from Ford-Iroquois Fire Department, Paxton ERS, Loda Fire Department, Northern Piatt Fire Department, Elliott Fire Department, Fisher Police Department as well as the Gibson City Police Department, Paxton Police Department, Gibson City Fire Protection District and the Gibson Ambulance Service.

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