Thank A Fireman

Thank A Fireman

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville Fire Department conducted a confined space rescue training last week. 

The course, which is designed to train firefighters to deal with entanglement in small spaces, had around 80 people go through while the trailer was parked at the Fire Department.

Different obstacles inside the trailer included a rafter simulator, which mimics what a firefighter might encounter in an attic; entanglement of wires that a firefighter has to brave during rescues; and confined space maze that must be completed in order to get out of the trailer. 

After I went through the course with Rainsville Fire Chief Willimac Wright, I have developed a newfound respect for our local firemen. They never know from day to day what they might encounter and still they step up to the challenge.

This holiday, while you're celebrating, a fireman is at work, watching over you. Thank a fireman.

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