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Nine islanders received their certificates on Friday, December 17th, after completing Medical First Responder training. A ceremony with dynamic presenters and specially invited guests was held at the Fido's Courtyard. The three-week training was organized by Island Emergency Services (IES), aiming to prepare the newly trained first responders to assist medical personnel in an emergency.

The certification ceremony, considered the first-ever on the island, started at 10AM with representatives from the San Pedro Police Formation, fire department, health department, San Pedro Town Council, family members, and friends of the course's participants, including former Area Representative Manuel Heredia Jr. One guest speaker was Tito Garcia, a veteran in the medical field with over 20 years as an EMT from the Orange Walk District. He added to the importance of having skilled residents in medical emergencies. He congratulated the participants and commended IES's owner and EMT Abner Bacab for organizing such an important course for the participants, who are students, professionals representing local services like the fire department.

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