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The Neligh Rescue squad celebrated EMS Week with the Neligh-Oakdale elementary students earlier this week.
"The reason for EMS Week is to recognize the local EMS responders," said captain Jared Jacob. "Every year we come down to West Ward elementary and ESU 8. We'll get the kids familiar with ambulances so they know not to be scared of us if we ever have to go over to the their house."
Jacob said the responders showed the students various equipment and devices, including a heart monitor. The volunteers spent about a half hour with each class from talking to them about what first responders to giving them a ride in the ambulance.
The best part of the day, Jacob said, was simply working with the students.
"This is fun for the kids," Jacob said. "Showing them everything and seeing the look on their faces and smiles is great."