NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Sheriff s Department has established a fully-accredited paramedic unit. This unit is in the process of being trained in the specialized treatment of injuries sustained by explosives and gunshots, according to Sheriff John P. Durante, who said some of the training will include working in full bomb disposal gear in adverse conditions.
Unit members have begun their training at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Domestic Preparedness at the U.S. Army base Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama. They will also complete training at the Walter Reed U.S. Army Hospital and the FBI Hazardous Device Training School at the U.S. Army Ordnance Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
Durante said all training costs are being covered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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