SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Youngsters could get a jumpstart on becoming an emergency medical technician under legislation approved Friday by Illinois lawmakers.The proposal would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as apprentice first responders in order to help emergency medical technicians in understaffed rural areas of the state.“This is about helping to provide manpower,” said Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, who sponsored the measure.Along with providing emergency medical assistance alongside trained personnel, the program is designed to stir interest in young people to serve their communities. Ambulance service is spotty in many rural areas where volunteer first responders are often working out of town during the daylight hours.“It will help us recruit future volunteers,” said Rep. Donald Moffitt, R-Gilson, who co-sponsored the legislation.Sixteen- and 17-year-olds won’t be able to drive ambulances. The cut-off age for drivers will remain 18, he said.
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Share NewsSports National volleyball team training begins by: – April 16, 2013 45 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Twenty-four volleyball players have been selected for the national team’s training squad for round 2 of the World Championship qualifying tournament, scheduled for June 13th to 17th in Guadeloupe.Training sessions will commence on Wednesday April 17th at the Lime Sports Complex and the players are asked to attend as some very important matters will be discussed.They are:• David Toussaint,• Ronald Bruno,• Ronelle Joseph,• Germain (stevie)Ettiene,• Ray Robinson,• Shayne Guiste,• Lincon Riviere,• Travis Lawrence,• Chevon Ambo,• Kerwin George,• Reginald Thomas,• Shervan (spral) Thomas,• Luciano Dupuis,• Okimo Bedminister,• Johnny Seraphine,• Calvin Dublin,• Sherwin (power)James,• Ithoma James,• Kairann George,• Dion Vidal,• Dexter (posey) Daniel,• Presley (bamboo) Telemaque,• Allison (Al) Alfred and• Sheldon Joyce.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share