Swift Water Rescue Training

When severe weather hits, first responders jump into action and that includes those with swift water rescue skills. They met over the weekend. “As first responders, we need to train to remain calm and use the best common sense to mitigate whatever task is in front of us,” explained Nick Potter with the Pikeville Fire Department.”In an active water rescue situation it is a high-stress environment,” Potter pointed out.From survival swim to boat rescue, the three-day training course taught life-saving techniques.Those hands-on classes were held near the Dewey Lake Dam and behind Billy Ray’s Restaurant in Prestonsburg.

Source: MG News

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