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Crisp County Fire Rescue participates in GEMA Rescue Specialist Course

CORDELE- Crisp County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Rescue Specialist Training course at the Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Emergency responders from Crisp County Fire and Rescue, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Macon-Bibb Emergency Management were in attendance for the training course.

The Rescue Specialist Course is a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on field experience taught over a 16-hour class designed to prepare emergency responders to assist victims of the following events:

  • Wilderness Rescue (Compass, Maps, and Grid searches)
  • Rope Rescue (High and Low Angle)
  • Water Rescue
  • Vehicle Rescue
  • Machinery Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Mine and Tunnel Rescue
  • Tower Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Helicopter Rescue
  • Animal Rescue

The Course was provided free of charge by Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

“The Rescue Specialist class touches base on all the disciplines of rescue and it was a good refresher course,” said Crisp County Fire Rescue Chief Jonathan Windham. “It will help us be prepared for whatever the world throws at us.”