Green Creek firefighters live burn a house for training

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In July, Green Creek Fire Rescue conducted a live burn training exercise, and now, as of August, the department has completed the initial phase of their technical rescuer certification series, and will begin their specialty phase of training. The story starts in page 3.

In July, Green Creek Fire Rescue conducted a live burn training exercise, and now, as of August, the department has completed the initial phase of their technical rescuer certification series, and will begin their specialty phase of training. The story starts in page 3.

On July 23, 2016 Green Creek Fire Rescue conducted a live burn training exercise at 59 Turner Rd. This was a great training for the firefighters. Experienced, seasoned and new firefighters were able to train side by side. They were able to share techniques used for more effective firefighting. We were thankful for this opportunity to be able to use this property for the training. We not only used it the day we did the live burn, but we also spent several additional nights leading up to the Saturday class to advance our training.

As of August, 2016, Green Creek Fire Rescue has completed the initial phase of our technical rescuer certification series. We will now begin our specialty phase of the training. This is where the department will decide what better suits the needs of the community we serve. We are looking at doing vehicle machinery rescue and rope rescue for now.  Later we hope to pursue other specialties such as agriculture rescue, swift water rescue, land search and high angle rescue.

This is an ongoing process that seems to be never ending but it is well worth the challenge. This will make Green Creek Fire Rescue a better department. This will enhance our ability to help the community we serve.

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Our dedicated members are constantly striving to improve. We are an all-volunteer department made up of 47 dedicated members who have to train all the time to maintain firefighter and medical training. We are also working toward obtaining rescue certification by the State of North Carolina.

Рarticle submitted by Jeremy Gregg