WESTFIELD - The Westfield Fire Department trained on-staff paramedics on the latest concepts of emergency medicine, during a two-day course focused on advanced capnography and EKG interpretation.

"Having our paramedics trained in EKG interpretation and capnography will only mean better care for our patients," said Marcus Reed, Westfield Fire chief. "The visiting instructor, Bob Page, has four decades of teaching experience and is one of the leading expert on these life-saving skills."

Twelve lead EKG interpretation teaches paramedics to locate potentially lethal problems by using the latest science. Capnography measures the C02 being exhaled and is used to find problems with the airways and the lungs.

The two-day course was at Woodwind Gold Course. Ivy Tech at Kokomo students participated in the training as well.