Thirty-one new Cherokee County Fire Recruits are in their last month of training before graduating on March 19th.
The recruits began their training on June 15th, 2020 and were divided into two group with half of the students going through EMT school, while the other half went through fire training. After the 20 weeks of training, the students switched to the other component of the course for an additional 20 weeks of training. After the 40 weeks of training, the students will become certified firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Students have been going through firefighter training involving comprehensive classroom instruction, which includes training in firefighting techniques and equipment use.
The EMT class learned about assessing the patient's condition, performing CPR, dealing with blood loss, administering bandages, managing respiratory problems, first response treatment for common injuries and emergency childbirth.
Today, the fire recruits were getting hands-on experience using a chainsaw which firefighters use for debris clearing and ventilation. The EMT students were in the classroom today learning about bleeding, wounds and shock.
We wish all of our new recruits the best of luck.