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Area Firefighters Learn New Life-Saving Techniques

Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 27, 2018

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A group of firefighters learned new life-saving techniques at a training course in Jessamine County on Sunday.

Nearly 30 firefighters from around the area took part in the course on how to make confined space rescues.

Firefighters and rescue crews from Jessamine and Marion Counties, as well as Lexington and Nicholasville, teamed up during the three days of training sessions.

Jeff Garris is the president of One Asterisk Safety Consultants and he’s overseeing the weekend.

He says many departments can’t afford to send their crews to this type of training, but thanks to a grant from Kentucky Emergency Management they can give these crews the knowledge and tools to make this dangerous rescue.

“It’s anything that you cannot work in or not inhabitable by a person working for eight hours a day. It has one entry one exit. It’s not for human inhabitant,” said Garris.