WILLIAMSON – The 9th Annual 2016 Mingo County Fire and Rescue School will be held at the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) Williamson Campus starting on Friday June 3, and will continue until Sunday June 5.
Doug Goolsby, Interim Director Mingo County Emergency Management, approached the Mingo County Commission at Wednesday’s meeting to discuss the upcoming Fire and Rescue School.
“I want to remind everybody that Fire School starts this weekend…Friday, they are having Instant Command System(ICS) 402, that is a course geared toward city officials, elected officials, county government, public works…The class starts at 1 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday they are having a bunch of responder courses for fire fighters, EMTs, paramedics, police officers, and it needs to get out there so we can get more people involved,” Goolsby stated.
Goolsby also encouraged the public to attend the Fire School for a course on CPR. Goolsby stated, “Another thing going on this month is CPR awareness month. CPR will be offered Saturday at the Fire school… The public can attend CPR. You don’t have to be a fire fighter, police officer, EMT or paramedic. That little bit that you learn might save a life. It isn’t very extensive to learn CPR.”
The event in sponsored by the Mingo County Fire Chief’s Association, RESA III, the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Mingo County Commission and Mingo County Emergency Services, the City of Williamson, R.R. Willis Career and Technical Center, and Hannah Ward.
John Hall, President of the Mingo County Fire Chief’s Association, would like to invite local Fire Departments from Mingo, Pike and surrounding areas to participate in the Mingo County Fire and Rescue School. For more information contact Hall at 304-784-2032.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242.)