Posted: Saturday, August 10th 2013 at 6:08pm
Hall County Fire, EMS units on hand for first day of school
GAINESVILLE - Hall County students aren't the only ones heading back to school on Monday. Hall County firefighters are also participating in the annual trek back to class.
A medical unit or fire truck will be stationed at every Hall County elementary school on Aug. 12 so that firefighters can personally welcome kids back to school.
"It's an opportunity for us to reach out to the students and reinforce to them at a young age that we're here to help should they ever need us," said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.
He said the units will remain at every school unless needed for an emergency elsewhere.
"There's a lot of excitement surrounding the first day of school, so we'd also like to remind everyone to be careful on the roads, which will be busier than they have been in several months," said Kimbrell.
Hall County Fire Services protects 394 square miles, with a population of over 187,000. They also respond to over 600 miles of shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier, the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the United States and draws an estimated 8 million visitors a year.
Whether it's fighting a fire, investigating its cause, administering emergency medical care or greeting students on their first day of school, the men and women of Hall County Fire Services work diligently to serve the residents of Hall County.
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