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City of Niles Firefighters are consistently training to assure they stay up on the latest techniques.  They work hand in hand with SMCAS Ambulance Personnel to provide Emergency Medical Services to our residents.  This was a short class to teach firefighters how to use the new IGel Airway.  This new tool has been selected and approved for use by Berrien County Medical Control.  Firefighters in the City of Niles are trained to at least the Basic Emergency Technician Level  though several hold Advanced and Paramedic Certifications.   Firefighters respond to approximately 900 medical emergencies annually .