We are hiring full time paramedics! Application deadline is November 22nd! 

http://www.wdm.iowa.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/1199/1340

Recently, WDM EMS Assistant Chief Edgar was spotted at the health careers fair at Valley High School. Chief Edgar showed students some of the equipment that is carried on the ambulances and how it works. Hopefully he inspired some bright students to seek a future career in EMS!

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At the end of October, WDM police, fire, and EMS joined together for a group training for active shooter situations. This was not the first time we have trained together for this type of situation, but this training was unique! Instead of a full-scale live training, we did simulations with a "game" in which rolls of the dice determined casualties and the number of units responding. This offered some variation in the situations, allowing each branch of public safety to work through different situations. We will be joining together again in December for a full-scale active shooter simulation to allow us to put what we experienced at the table top into practice to better prepare us for an active shooter event, should we ever experience one.

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WDM EMS/IA EMS Alliance received their third pediatric ambulance in June! The new ambulance is different from the previous two, which were built on semi truck chassis. The new pediatric ambulance is built on a Ford F550 chassis. It is a crew (extended) cab truck, so it can still fit four people, including the driver, up front. It has some very unique features that the pediatric ambulance committee worked very hard on researching and selecting to make our truck both unique and better for patient care! Check out the news story about the pediatric ambulance!

 https://whotv.com/2019/10/21/new-ambulance-designed-with-children-in-mind/

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