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Public Safety nearly complete with medical training


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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Public Safety Department is meeting its goal to have all officers certified in emergency medical response within three years, according to the annual report of director Andrew DiGiorgio during the Ironwood City Commission meeting on Monday.

Police officers often arrive to medical emergencies prior to the paramedics and their role is vital in sustaining life until other help arrives, he said. Department vehicles are equipped with medical response gear to include an automatic external defibrillator and oxygen.

The department...