Ready to respond

First responders from Hamilton County fire, police, sheriff, 911, and other emergency services are encouraged to attend the Essential Spanish for First Responders.

The class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Webster City Fire Station.

Learn how to gather basic urgent information in Spanish to respond more efficiently and effectively.

“When you’re calling in a fire or 911 call, questions that emergency personnel routinely ask, will be put into scripts for better understanding for both English and non-English speakers,” said ACE Director Janet Toering.

Learn how to more effectively communicate with other cultures during emergency situations.

ACE will also be bringing their language director to present a short program to attendees.

“It’s important that attendees provide their script in English,” said Toering. “This gives us the opportunity to provide for them the Spanish version.”

During the class attendees will learn proper pronunciation and how different scenarios sound in Spanish.

The class is being offered by All Cultures Equal (ACE Your Community Center) and the Webster City Fire Department.

The event is free to all first responders and emergency personnel. Donations to cover the costs of the teacher and a light supper are appreciated.

Registration for the event is encouraged. To register call (515)?832-4350 or email

For more information contact Janet Toering at ACE at (515) 832-4153 or email