Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Firefighters Participating in Still Water Class

April 27, 2021

Firefighters with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services are participating in a Still Water Class at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center.

According to Fire Training Officer, Robbie Kennedy, “The skills taught in this class are meant to provide a minimum skill set to enable our personnel to perform during these types of water emergencies. Properly donning personal flotation devices, deploying rope bags, towing victims in from the water and patient packaging while in the water are all topics that are taught and demonstrated in this class.” 

Kim Whatley and her staff at the Aquatic Center are always accommodating and extremely professional, added Kennedy.

The class started yesterday and will last for two weeks.

We are fortunate to have an experienced and knowledgeable instructor within our department to put on this type of training.

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The Still Water Class is being held at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center.
The Still Water Class is being held at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters learn how to tow victims in from the water.
Firefighters learn how to tow victims in from the water.
Firefighters have to be prepared to handle emergencies in all sort of situations.
Firefighters have to be prepared to handle emergencies in all sort of situations.
Firefighters in Cherokee County will be participating in this class for the next two weeks.
Firefighters in Cherokee County will be participating in this class for the next two weeks.