Water Rescue Training

Firefighters from Emporia, Johnson County, Kansas City Kansas, Topeka, Sedgwick County, Augusta and El Dorado participated in a flood and water rescue class. The course covered personal protective equipment, river flow dynamics, rope systems, boat operations, and low head dam hazards and operations. Firefighters spent three days in Emporia, Kansas attending the course put on by the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Personnel gained valuable knowledge for the next time a water rescue is needed.


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