You see them rushing through the streets every day to serve our community. Now, local first responders are welcoming new EMTs to the ranks.
Kip Hall Jr., a firefighter and newly-graduated EMT, spent the last six months learning about anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology, medications, and other essential paramedics skills.
“Being able to help people out here in the community, how grateful they are for our services is very touching,” Hall Jr. tells KTSM. “I am honored to be a part of this department.”
Hall Jr.’s father, Kip Hall, was also a firefighter for the El Paso Fire Department before losing his battle with cancer in 2008.
“I don’t think my father would’ve thought I’d become a firefighter, but I did. I did follow in his footsteps,” Hall Jr. said. “I thought this could be something that I could do to honor him.”
KTSM Photojournalist Cesar Vazquez shows you a closer look into Hall Jr.’s journey in the video above.