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REMSA recognizes N. Nevada 1st responders for telecommunications week

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Ambulance service REMSA recognized its first responders on Friday to mark National Telecommunications Appreciation Week.

Emergency dispatchers, EMTs and paramedics were thanked for their service. They can help 911 callers with emergencies like performing CPR, child birth delivery and safety hazards.

REMSA CEO Dean Dow said the community depends on dispatchers to provide life-saving tips while callers wait for paramedics.

Sierra Kreamer-Hope, a communications specialist for REMSA, said the most important thing a caller can do is remain calm.

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