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November 16, 2009

Ohio paramedics get a lesson in SWAT

By Jona Ison
The Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — SWAT swarmed the grounds at Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center Sunday as part of an intense three-day training session for emergency medical workers.

Pickaway-Ross is one of few organizations in Ohio to regularly offer tactical EMS training, said program instructor Dr. James Jenkins. The program is offered annually and just finished training its third batch of students.

"It's training to prepare our EMS providers to be a part of SWAT. We orient them to what SWAT is and to be right there with SWAT if someone goes down," Jenkins said. "We're training them in ditch medicine."

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