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Big Canoe firefighters host water rescue training

By Laura Link This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Big Canoe’s Public Safety personnel are constantly training and honing their skills. Each Thursday night they meet for training in addition to certified courses they must take, one being water rescue training.

Recently firefighters participated in a 16-hour certification class held at the fitness center pool and in Lake Petit.

The Big Canoe Fire Department (BCFD) hosts this water rescue class to train all public safety officers on basic response to surface water emergencies, according to Fire Chief Ricky Jordan. The class teaches basic response techniques for making contact with victims, removing victims from water and self-survival if a responder gets into trouble. Class involves basic swim awareness, treading water and weight removal from deep end of the outdoor pool.

“The last day we utilize the rescue boat and practice deploying a rescue swimmer while the boat is in motion to rescue a victim. This is the fun part,” Jordan said.

For this training an Emergency Response Diving Instructor (ERDI) comes to Big Canoe to teach the class. This year it was Buck Buchannan, senior ERDI instructor-trainer with Dive911.com out of Atlanta.

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