Washington County Teens Learn to Protect & Serve

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — Teens are getting first hand experience at a career in protecting their community.

For the past 16 years, the Washington County fire marshals, sheriff’s office and Central EMS have worked with teens who are looking to work in emergency service fields.

The camp teaches kids how ambulances and helicopters work, as well as an opportunity to learn basic first aid.

Fire Marshall Tyler McCartney said this is a great way to build relationships.

“We’ve had a lot of them that come through, and they actually get a career in law enforcement, EMS and dispatchers. They work their way up through the ranks,”  McCartney said.

Tomorrow at the sheriff’s office, McCartney said the community is invited to see what all the teens have learned.

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