Warren County residents will rest a little easier as fire departments will soon become better equipped to handle emergencies and natural disasters .
Papa John's Risk Services Corp. and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company donated $10,000 to the Warren County Volunteer Fire Depts.
The departments will use the money for First Responder training, which will increase the number of certified Emergency First Responders from 45 to all 225 volunteer firefighters in the county.
"We are very ecstatic for it because we were having to send firefighters throughout the state to get training. So this $10,000 is great for us because we're going to host a fire school here," said Craig Peay, Warren County Fire Coordinator.
"This will be a big benefit because people will be able to stay at home and not be out of their respective districts," added Kevin Greathouse, Plane Fire Chief.
Peay says the majority of Warren County's 911 calls are for medical emergencies. The care given by First Responders before an ambulance arrives is critical to recovery rates.