Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire Recruits Getting Back to the Basics

July 29, 2019

The latest group of fire recruits were at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center last week to learn more about two of the fire department’s most basic tools, the fire hose and ladder.

According to Sgt. Chris Martin, one of the training coordinators, "The recruits are learning the basics today like hose management, hose dragging, connecting hoses to a fire hydrant and raising ladders."

Approximately 25 fire recruits were going through the exercises last week as they continue their training to become full-time firefighters.

 

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Fire recuits learning more about raising ladders.
Fire recuits learning more about raising ladders. (click image for slideshow)
Recruits work as a team to drag a hose through the training tower.
Recruits work as a team to drag a hose through the training tower.
Each fire recruit takes a turn at raising a ladder.
Each fire recruit takes a turn at raising a ladder.
Fire Training Officer, Jim Laughlin, teaches the recruits about dragging hose.
Fire Training Officer, Jim Laughlin, teaches the recruits about dragging hose.