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Siouxland kids learn the importance of first responders during National EMS Week


When there's an emergency, medical responders are first on the scene. On Monday, these local heroes showed Sioux City Unity Elementary students about what happens on the ambulance ride to the hospital.

It's part of National Emergency Medical Services Week. While inside, students got a hands-on demonstration of the medical equipment used by the Siouxland Paramedics. Some students also had a chance to sit in the drivers seat and turn on the sirens.

"Sounded like it was a loud noise like they were going to help somebody," said first grader Savannah Munoz.

"So if anybody gets hurt then they can, then we know that we can call 911," said first grader Emma Deacon.

As part of the EMS Week celebration, Siouxland Paramedics will also be visiting more than 300 area preschoolers, teaching them what to do in case of an emergency.

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