Local Students Learn to be First Responders

Local high school students are getting the experience of being First Responders. The Anniston Fire Department has teamed up with the Anniston City School System Career Technical Education Department for a new Student First Responder Training Program aimed at giving high school students hands-on training for careers as firefighters and first responders. Program organizers say the program began on August 10, the first day of school for Anniston City Schools students, and has since enlisted the talents of several ambitious seniors from Anniston High School’s Career Tech department. The program will be split up between firefighter training and Emergency Medical Responder training, and culminates upon each senior’s graduation from Anniston High School in 2016. Each student will undergo an intense certification and physical training process, and must pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test.


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