LONE PINE VOLUNTEER EMT’S NEEDED
Lone Pine Emergency Medical Ambulance Services are in need of a helping hand. The Lone Pine Fire Department has lost seven EMT’s since the first of the year, which leaves the department with about six EMT’s and two EMR’s. The loss of the seven EMT’s has stopped the department from making any transfers from Southern Inyo Hospital to Northern Inyo and may be a cause for the Fire Department to not provide service outside of the fire district. Voters in the fire district recently approved a parcel tax so the department will be able to provide service in the district. However it should be noted that with so few EMT’s providing service to the two thousand people living in the district they do need people to take the EMT class and help out. The Lone Pine Fire Department and Lone Pine Unified School District will be offering a basic EMT class. Class will start on Saturday September 17th and run every Saturday and Sunday for ten weeks. Pre-registration will be held at the main Fire Station at 6:30 P.M. on August 22nd.