First (public) responders
Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:35 PM
A regional hospital is offering a course at an expo. It's geared toward teaching people how to be a first responder. The idea is to get regular people educated in the ways of saving lives. We're all for it, of course; in fact, it's inspired us.
We're pondering the notion that perhaps we should have a similar expo. It can also be titled "Learn How to Be a First Responder." Only, this expo would be all about teaching public officials how to respond to requests for information that rightfully belongs to the public. And yes, we'd offer the course regionally. Actually, we thought we had already done a decent job of offering a good course through the many instances of lousy responding that has played out in front-page stories, opinions and columns. But it appears it is something that might best be offered as continuing education.