Housing Boom Triggers Trench Rescue Training In Robertson County
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Triggered by the housing boom, firefighters from across Robertson County and middle Tennessee gathered in the sweltering heat last week for specialized training.
It’s hard to miss, buildings are going up all over Robertson County. All that development means contractors are digging a lot of holes, ditches, and trenches, and with that comes the risk of entrapment. If a wall caves in and someone is buried, speed is critical if lives are to be saved. That is why firefighters from all over Robertson County took part in Trench Rescue Training.
The three days of training were hosted by the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency and the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters from Pleasant View, Greenbrier, Morris Town Tennessee, and the Shackle Island Fire Department all participated in the training conducted by the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads, T.A.R.S...
According to PIO Tara Parker with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, the near one hundred-degree heat definitely added additional challenges to the training for the roughly 30 students that participated but that’s just part of being prepared.
According to Parker, everyone walked away with valuable knowledge that will likely save a life.