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Yates rescuers honored for training

Rescuers from Yates County’s 11 fire departments and emergency medical services gathered April 26 to reflect on the work that was accomplished in 2018 as they completed nearly 11,000 hours of training to be prepared for emergencies.

A total of 335 students spent dozens of hours training for a wide variety of emergency situations, and in recognition of that effort, the Yates County Emergency Management Office hosts a dinner and awards ceremony.

Brian Winslow, Director of the Yates County Office of Emergency Management praised the work of all the Yates County departments during 2018, thanking the more than 150 there for their dedication.

Yates County volunteers responded to hundreds of calls for service in 2018, according to Winslow. Rescuers are prepared to respond to fires, motor vehicle crashes, rope rescues, farm accidents, hazardous conditions, water rescues and more at all times of day and night.

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